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Cyphocharax magdalenae  (Steindachner, 1878)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Curimatidae (Toothless characins)
Etymology: Cyphocharax: Greek, kyphos = curved, humpback + Greek, charax = a marine fish without identification (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 22°C - 29°C (Ref. 36880), preferred ?

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South America: Magdalena and Atrato River basins, rivers of Pacific versant of Panama, and southwestern Costa Rica.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11334)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Differs from other Cyphocharax (except aspilos) by the absence of multiple series of longitudinal patterns of dark pigmentation on body, the absence of a large spot of pigmentation on the body, the absence of a large spot of pigmentation on the dorsal fin, the absence of a rotund spot or longitudinal stripe of dark pigmentation on the midlateral surface of the caudal peduncle, the number of lateral line scales, and the depth of caudal peduncle of 0.13-0.15 of SL (Ref. 11334).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers or creeks of moderate current between 20 and 10 m elevation. Abundant in shallow waters over sand or mud bottoms where it feeds on detritus, diatoms and algae (Ref. 36880). Found in swamps or marshes and rivers (Ref. 26543). Feeds exclusively on detritus (Ref. 26543).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Vari, Richard P. | Collaborators

Vari, R.P., 1992. Systematics of the neotropical characiform genus Cyphocharax Fowler (Pisces, Ostariophysi). Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 529:137 p. (Ref. 11334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [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):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .