Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins; tetras) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335); guyanensis: The species name is derived from its distribution (Ref. 84136) More on authors: Zarske, Le & BailGéry.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
South America: French Guyana. Collected in all river
basins of French Guyana (see also Planquette et al., 1996, page 241) (Ref. 84136).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 84136)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A relatively small species (largest known
specimen 56.7 mm SL) of the genus Bryconamericus Eigenmann, 1907 (type-species: B. exodon Eigenmann, 1907). The new species is characterized by the following features: (1) body depth relatively low (3.49 – 4.16), (2) anal-fin with 19 – 21 branched rays, (3) 17 – 21 setiform gill-rakers, (4) 38 – 41 scales in a longitudinal row, (5) 4½ – 5/1/3 transversal scales, (6) 37 – 40 vertebrae (total), (7) two to three tri- to quincuspid maxillary teeth, and (8) premaxilla in the outer row with four to five (mostly five) tri- to quincuspid teeth which are implanted in a irregularly row (Ref. 84136).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zarske, A., P.-Y. Le Bail and J. Géry, 2010. New and poorly known Characiform fishes (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae) from French Guyana. A new Tetra of the genus Bryconamericus. Vertebrate Zoology 60(1):3-10. (Ref. 84136)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .