Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
South America: Feitoria Creek and tributaries in Caí River basin, Laguna dos Patos drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33287)
soft rays: 19 - 22. Its elongated body with greatest depth 24.6-29.8% of SL; lack of dark pigmentation on the distal tips of the caudal fin; 3 or 4 maxillary teeth. Bryconamericus lambariis further distinguished from B. iheringii by the shallower body depth and shorter pelvic fins; distinguished from B. stramineus in its absence of a conspicuous and wide midlateral stripe (present in B. stramineus).
Occurs in small river with sandy and rocky bottoms in areas of low current flow.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Malabarba, L.R. and A. Kindel, 1995. A new species of the genus Bryconamericus Eigenmann, 1907 from southern Brazil (Ostariophysi: Characidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 108(4):679-686. (Ref. 33287)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00494 - 0.02670), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .