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
More on authors: Presswell, Weitzman & Bergquist.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Mazaruni and Berbice River basins in Guyana.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37059)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 34. Distinguished by the following combination of apparently apomorphic characters: posttemporal bone is absent; extrascapular reduced to a bony latero-sensory canal; epioccipital bridge absent; parietal branch of the supraorbital latero-sensory canal restricted to the frontal bone; supraorbitals absent; medial process on rib of fifth vertebral centrum present as a simple bony spine; a well-defined foramen is present on the posterior region of the medial lamina of the coracoid; fifteen or more dorsal-fin rays present; lateral line incomplete; discrete bands or spots absent, except for a diffuse humeral blotch; origin of the anal-fin base located slightly posterior to or in advance of a vertical line drawn from the posterior termination of the dorsal fin; teeth of all jaw bones conical; body slab sided, relatively short; the anterior portion of pterotic latero-sensory canal does not enter the sphenotic; sphenotic bone, state 0 = sphenotic separated from the posttemporal fossa by presence of an articulation of the parietal and pterotic, state 1, sphenotic enlarged posteriorly and forming a part of the anterior border of the posttemporal fossa; circuli are present on the posterior or apical field of the lateral body scales (Ref. 34069).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Presswell, B., S.H. Weitzman and T. Bergquist, 2000. Skiotocharax meixon, a new genus and species of fish from Guyana with discussion of its relationships (Characiformes: Crenuchidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(2):175-192. (Ref. 34069)
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=0.01318 (0.00475 - 0.03656), b=3.02 (2.78 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.3 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) .