Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Aphyoditeinae
Etymology: Aphyodite: Greek, aphyodes = with the colour of sardine; apiaka: The specific epithet, apiaka, refers to the Apiaka ethnic group, the source of the word Aripuanã, an indigenous word meaning 'stone water.' A name in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Aripuanã, lower Rio Madeira basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116757)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 22 - 24;
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Aphyodite apiaka is distinguished from other species of the genus Aphyodite by the length of the sensory canal of the first infraorbital bone, which is longer than half length of bone (vs. shorter than half length of bone). It further differs from Aphyodite grammica by having 26 to 28 longitudinal scales (vs. 30 to 32), 7 or 8 predorsal scales (vs. 9 or 10), 11 to 13 dentary teeth (vs. 14 to 16), and i12 pectoral rays (vs. i10 or i11); and from A. tupebas by having tricuspid teeth in the premaxilla and dentary (vs. only conical teeth in the premaxilla and dentary), and by having five longitudinal scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line (vs. four) (Ref. 116757).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Esguícero, A.L.H. and R.M. Castro, 2017. Taxonomic revision of the genus Aphyodite, with description of two new species (Teleostei: Characidae). Copeia 105(4):753-764. (Ref. 116757)
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
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .