Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Lebiasinidae
(Pencilfishes) > Lebiasininae
Etymology: Lebiasina: Derived from Greek, lebias, lebiou = a kind of fish (Ref. 45335); marilynae: Named for Marilyn J. Weitzman, who devoted her career to the study of fishes of the families Lebiasinidae and Characidae. A noun..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Curuá, rio Xingu basin, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91748)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. Distinguished from all lebiasinins by having a color pattern consisting of a slightly concave
primary stripe, extending from the tip of the snout to the distal border of the caudal peduncle, a series of approximately 14 small blotches running nearly parallel to the primary stripe along
the ventrally adjacent longitudinal series of scales and converging towards the stripe near the anal fin origin, and the lack of a secondary stripe. Can be further diagnosed from its congeners by having a pair of foramina on the ventral surface of the vomer through which the ramus palatinus of the facial nerve passes, the round dorsal surface of the mesethmoid and the absence of an adipose fin (vs. vomer lacking a pair of foramina, ramus palatinus of the facial
nerve passing lateral to the vomer; and a T-shaped dorsal surface of the mesethmoid (Ref. 91748).
Facultative air-breathing in the genus (Ref. 126274)
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Netto-Ferreira, A.L., 2012. Three new species of Lebiasina (Characiformes: Lebiasinidae) from the Brazilian Shield border at Serra do Cachimbo, Pará, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 10(3):487-498. (Ref. 91748)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00211 - 0.01431), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).