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).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 52417). Subtropical
South America: Rio Iguazú basin, Argentina.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111771); max. published weight: 6.70 g (Ref. 111771)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from all congeneric species by the combination of the following characters: premaxilla with 4-6 teeth on the outer row, teeth aligned and tricuspidate or tetracuspidate, maxillary teeth 3-4 and usually pentacuspidate, 18-21 branched anal-fin rays, lateral line with 36-38 perforated scales, a short peduncle (11.6-13.3% SL), a ventrally elongated black humeral spot, a very faint second humeral spot and a narrow black lateral band (Ref. 52417).
Collection sites have rapids with clear flowing water, pools and some areas of slow current. Bottom substrate includes mud, sand and mostly stones. Water depth ranges from 0.40-2m and temperate of the water near surface during summer is about 26° C (Ref. 52417).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Casciotta, J.R., A.E. Almiron and M.D.L.M. Azpelicueta, 2004. Bryconamericus ikaa, a new species from tributaries of the río Iguazú in Argentina (Characiformes, Characidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(1):61-66. (Ref. 52417)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.01175 (0.00514 - 0.02683), b=3.02 (2.83 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .