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: aurantia: From the Latin adjective aurantium, in reference to the distinctive orangish coloration of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: tributaries of the rio Paranã, upper rio Tocantins basin in Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 3.67 cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96859)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. Distinguished from all other species of Moenkhausia by the combination of the following characters: 3 or 4 scale rows below and 5 or 6 scale rows above the lateral line; 33-35 scales on lateral line; anal fin with 21-25 branched rays; 2-4 maxillary teeth; one diffuse humeral spot, and caudal spot continuous to the longitudinal line which extends posteriorly over the middle caudal-fin rays (Ref. 87319).
Occurs in streams and semi-lentic and lotic shallow areas (up to 0.8 m deep) with riparian vegetation composed by trees and shrubs. The streams are characterized by transparent water, and bottom with rocks, stones, and sand in some stretches. The main food items in the stomach contents of five specimens are Hymenoptera, Hirudinea, filamentous alga and digested vegetal organic matter (Ref. 96859).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertaco, V.A., F.C. Jerep and F.R. Carvalho, 2011. A new characid fish, Moenkhausia aurantia (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Characidae), from the upper rio Tocantins basin in central Brazil. Zootaxa 2934:29-38. (Ref. 87319)
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=0.01445 (0.00650 - 0.03213), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .