Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Curimatidae
Etymology: Curimata: A locality in Brasil, in Piani State and local name for a fish; it also exist "curimbatá" and "curimba".
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.8; dH range: ? - 25; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 12468), preferred ?
South America: Orinoco River delta, Atlantic drainages of the Guianas, lower Amazon and Tocantins rivers.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38013)
Inhabits swamps and feeds on organic debris, benthic organisms and periphyton. Has filaments on its palette which play a gustatory role and also functions in mucus secretion which facilitates ingestion of food. Appears to undergo mass migration during reproduction (Ref. 12225). During reproduction, it is then easily captured with nets along the banks where the dense vegetation is flooded (Ref. 27188).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vari, R.P., 1989. Systematics of the neotropical characiform genus Curimata Bosc (Pisces: Characiformes). Smithson. Contri. Zool. No. 474, 63 p. (Ref. 34109)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01549 (0.00675 - 0.03553), b=3.02 (2.82 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.4 ±0.17 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .