Morphology Data of Bryconamericus patriciae
Identification keys
Main Ref. da Silva, J.F.P., 2004
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales cycloid scales

Distinguished from other species of Bryconamericus from southern South America by the combination of the following characters: body depth 25.5-30.3% SL, mean 28.0; head length 25.2-27.6% SL, mean 26.3; pelvic fin length 11.0-14.4% SL, mean 12.5; branched anal-fin rays 14-18; teeth of outer row of premaxilla regularly implanted; teeth of inner row of premaxilla pentacuspid; teeth compressed distally; and males with bony hooks on pelvic and anal fins (Ref. 54750).

Description: Dorsal-fin rays ii,8. Anal-fin rays iii-iv,14-18 (iii,17). Pectoral-fin rays i,10-12 (i,10). Pelvic-fin rays ii,6-7 (i,6) (Ref. 54750).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bryconamericus patriciae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 37 - 40
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 16 - 17


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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