Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: celibela: Name from the Greek 'kelis' for spot and 'belos' for arrow, in allusion to the roughly triangular spot on the middle caudal-fin rays.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Amazon basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111518); max. published weight: 1.16 g (Ref. 111518)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. This species is distinguished from its congeners, except species those included in the M. lepidura group by the following: a dark blotch on the upper caudal-fin lobe, the lower lobe is hyaline or light grey (vs. caudal lobes hyaline or with a black blotch on both lobes). It is distinguished from the species of M. lepidura group by the absence of a humeral spot
(vs. presence) and in having a roughly triangular and dark spot at the caudal-fin base, extending posteriorly along the middle caudal-fin rays, and distinctly separate from the spot on the upper caudal-fin lobe (vs. middle caudal-fin rays hyaline or dark and no triangular spot separated from upper caudal-fin spot) (Ref. 85060).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Marinho, M.M.F. and F. Langeani, 2010. Moenkhausia celibela: a new species from the Amazon basin, Brazil (Characiformes: Characidae). J. Fish Biol. 77:879-889. (Ref. 85060)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01072 (0.00552 - 0.02080), b=2.98 (2.81 - 3.15), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .