Hyphessobrycon axelrodi (Travassos, 1959)
Calypso tetra

Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  2.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 5.5 - 6
Distribution:  Central America: Trinidad.
Biology:  Inhabits clear to slightly turbid standing water at low elevations and along the edges of swamps (Ref. 11225). Occurs frequently in brackish waters (Ref. 11225). Maximum length of aquarium specimen 4.0 TL (Ref. 12468).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 02 April 2020 (B1b(iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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