Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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). More on authors: Weitzman & Kanazawa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 7.0; dH range: ? - 12. Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060)
South America: Amazon River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 1.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37059)
This species differs from Odontocharacidium varii by the following characters: absence of the antorbital, supraorbital laterosensory canal and of postcleithrum 1 (vs. presence of these 3 characters in O. varii); with bars restricted to the dorsal portion of the body (vs. conspicuous bars extending ventrally to the middle portion of the body); absence of blotches at the tip of the caudal peduncle (vs. presence of two dark round blotches at the tip of caudal peduncle (Ref. 122685).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Buckup, P.A., 1993. Review of the characidiin fishes (Teleostei: Characiformes), with descriptions of four new genera and ten new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(2):97-154. (Ref. 13683)
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
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.2 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .