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Moenkhausia aurantia Bertaco, Jerep & Carvalho, 2011

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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 Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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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)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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) .