Odontocharacidium varii

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Odontocharacidium varii Queiroz Rodrigues & Netto-Ferreira, 2020

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Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Crenuchidae (South American darters) > Characidiinae
Etymology: Odontocharacidium: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, charax, -akos = a fish without identification, diminutive (Ref. 45335);  varii: Named for Richard P. Vari; noun in genitive.

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Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

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South America: upper protion of Río Orinoco.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 122685)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal soft rays: 5 - 7; Vertebrae: 32. This species is distinguished from Odontocharacidium aphanes by the following characters: presence of the antorbital (vs. absence in O. aphanes); presence of the supraorbital laterosensory canal (vs. absence); presence of postcleithrum 1 (vs. absence); presence of conspicuous bars extending ventrally to the middle portion of the body (vs. bars restricted to the dorsal part of the body); presence of two dark round blotches located at the tip of caudal peduncle (vs. blotches absent) (Ref. 122685).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Queiroz Rodrigues, E. K. de and A.L. Netto-Ferreira, 2020. A new miniature species of Odontocharacidium (Characiformes: Crenuchidae) from the Río Orinoco basin, Venezuela. Neotropical Ichthyology 18(2)1-11. (Ref. 122685)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)


CITES (Ref. 123416)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = No PD50 data   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .