Teleostei (teleosts) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Curimatidae
Etymology: Curimata: A locality in Brasil, in Piani State and local name for a fish; it also exist "curimbatá" and "curimba".
More on author: Linnaeus.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.8; dH range: ? - 25; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 12468)
South America: Orinoco River delta, Atlantic drainages of the Guianas, lower Amazon and Tocantins rivers.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96599)
Inhabits swamps and feeds on organic debris, benthic organisms and periphyton. Has filaments on its palette which play a gustatory role and also functions in mucus secretion which facilitates ingestion of food. Appears to undergo mass migration during reproduction (Ref. 12225). During reproduction, it is then easily captured with nets along the banks where the dense vegetation is flooded (Ref. 27188).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vari, R.P., 1989. Systematics of the neotropical characiform genus Curimata Bosc (Pisces: Characiformes). Smithson. Contri. Zool. No. 474, 63 p. (Ref. 34109)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01778 (0.01087 - 0.02908), b=2.97 (2.83 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.17 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (18 of 100).