Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Aphyoditeinae
Etymology: marajoara: Name refers to the type locality, Marajó Island, Brazil. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Marajó Island, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94718)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. This species differs from all members of the genus Tyttobrycon by the possession of tricuspid premaxillary teeth, tri- or pentacuspid maxillary teeth and four broad tricuspid anterior dentary teeth (vs. all teeth conical in the jaws). It can be further diagnosed from all congeners, except T. dorsimaculatus, by having 5-7 premaxillary teeth (vs. 8-9), and from T. dorsimaculatus by having only scattered melanophores on the dorsal fin (vs. dorsal fin with a conspicuous black spot). The presence of adipose fin separates this species from T. hamatus and T. spinosus (vs. adipose fin absent) (Ref. 94718).
Collected from temporary streams, drying completely during the dry season (September to February) and flowing on the rainy season (March to August). Small groups of adults were found on the bottom and marginal portions of the streams in April. Juveniles in large schools were collected along the bottom of the stream in August (Ref. 94718).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Marinho, M.M.F., D.A. Bastos and N.A. Menezes, 2013. New species of miniature fish from Marajó Island, Pará, Brazil, with comments on its relationships (Characiformes: Characidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 11(4):739-746. (Ref. 94718)
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
= 0.5312 [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
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .