Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Bryconidae
() > Bryconinae
Etymology: Brycon: Greek, ebrykon, brykomai = to bite, to gnaw (Ref. 45335); gouldingi: Named in honor of Michael Goulding, in recognition of his contributions to the knowledge of Amazonian fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Tocantins basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 47.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 55407)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 21;
Vertebrae: 47. Distinguished from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: fifth infraorbital bone higher than wide, the presence of several narrow, wavy longitudinal stripes along the dorsolateral surfaces of the body, the darkened pectoral and pelvic fins, the presence of a distinct crescent- or V-shaped blotch on caudal peduncle and caudal fin, and the possession of 66-82 lateral line scales (Ref. 55407).
Feeds on fruits and insects (Ref. 55407).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lima, F.C.T., 2004. Brycon gouldingi, a new species from the rio Tocantins drainage, Brazil (Ostaiophysi: Characiformes: Characidae), with a key to the species in the basin. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(3):279-287. (Ref. 55407)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.01202 (0.00548 - 0.02637), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.39 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (42 of 100) .