Diapoma uruguayense (Messner, 1962)
photo by Teixeira de Mello, F.

Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stevardiinae
Max. size:  5.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Uruguay River.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 35-36. Distinguished from other species of Cyanocharax by the large number of branched anal-fin rays (31-32 in the syntypes and 28-35, mostly 29-33) and the convex profile of the anal fin (Ref. 54760). Description: Anal-fin rays iv,32; iv,31. Dorsal-fin rays ii,8. Pelvic-fin rays i,6. Pectoral-fin rays i,10 (Ref. 54760).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 March 2021 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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