Morphology Data of Hemibrycon huambonicus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Bertaco, V.A. and L.R. Malabarba, 2010
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males with bony hooks in dorsal, anal, pelvic and pectoral fin rays. Males and females slightly differ in pectoral- and pelvic-fin lengths and body depth and in anal-fin shape, which is slightly concave in males and nearly straight in females. Mature males with gill gland on first gill arch, covering the first branchial filaments (Ref. 85819).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid scales

This species is distinguished from most of its congeners by the number of lateral line scales 44-48 (vs. 39-43 or 48-58). It differs from H. beni, and H. dentatus by the number of branched anal-fin rays (22-27 vs. 15-19 and 28-34, respectively); from H. cairoense by the number of scale rows above lateral line (8-10 vs. 6-7); from H. helleri by the number of scales along anal-fin base scale sheath (17-26 vs. 6-12) and the number of scale rows above lateral line (8-10 vs. 7-8); from H. polyodon by the number of caudal peduncle scales (18-20 vs. 16), head length (22.0-26.0 vs. 20.9-22.9% SL), and upper jaw length (45.2-52.6 vs. 43.7-45.6% HL); from H. raqueliae by the number of predorsal scales (15-19 vs. 10-13) and by the number of cusps of first maxillary tooth (3 vs. 5) (Ref. 85819).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hemibrycon huambonicus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 44 - 48
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 10
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 18 - 20
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 20 - 21
total 42 - 43


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 22 - 27

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   10 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   6 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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