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); zamorensis: Named for the Zamora Chinchipe state, where the type series was collected.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Zamora River drainage, Zamora Chinchipe, Amazon Basin in Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93858)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 25 - 28;
Vertebrae: 36 - 37. This species is distinguished from all its congeners, except Bryconamericus rubropictus and B. thomasi, by having five teeth on the maxilla (vs. 1 or 2 teeth on maxilla). It differs from these 2 species in having a reticulated pattern over the lateral stripe, generated by the concentration of melanophores, the scale margins, all along the sides of the body, by the number high of branched anal fin ray, vertebra, and the low number of branched dorsal fin ray. Dorsal prolongation of rhinosphenoid forming a bony wall between olfactory
nerves (vs. dorsal prolongation of rhinosphenoid between olfactory nerves absent); lateral process of palatine over the anterolateral margin of ectopterygoid (vs. palatine without lateral processes that laterally surpass the ectopterygoid); and distal tip of sphenotic spine, see laterally, wide and undulated (vs. narrow) (Ref. 93958).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C., R.I. Ruiz-C., D.C. Taphorn and C. García-A., 2013. Three new species of Bryconamericus (Characiformes, Characidae), with keys for species from Ecuador and a discussion on the validity of the genus Knodus. An. Bio. Conserv. 36(1):123-139. (Ref. 93958)
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
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .