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; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 55781). Subtropical
South America: Rio Uruguay basin in Argentina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from other species of the genus by the following combination of characters: 17-21 branched anal fin rays, predorsal length (52.5-55.4% SL), preventral length (47.8-51.0% SL), preanal length (63.0-68.8% SL), caudal peduncle length (12.3-14.3% SL) and eye diameter (33.1-37.0% HL). Further differs by having seven to ten dentary teeth decreasing in size gradually, inner premaxillary teeth wider distally; one vertically elongated black humeral spot, separated from a second posterior one by 3 or 4 scales; narrow lateral band becoming wider below middle of dorsal fin base (Ref. 55781).
Occurs in rapids and small falls with clear flowing water, pools and some areas with slow current (Ref. 55781). The depth of the streams ranges from 0.40 to 1.3 m and the bottom is composed of sand and mostly stones (Ref. 55781).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Almirón, A.E., M. Azpelicueta and J.R. Casciotta, 2004. A new species of Bryconamericus from the arroyo Shangay, rio Uruguay basin, Argentina (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). Zool. Abh. Staat. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 54:3-10. (Ref. 55781)
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=0.01096 (0.00502 - 0.02394), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .