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Characidium serrano  Buckup & Reis, 1997

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Crenuchidae (South American darters) > Characidiinae
Etymology: Characidium: Diminutive of Charax, -akos = a fish without identification (Ref. 45335);  serrano: The specific epithet serrano from Portuguese, means inhabitant of the "serras"; an allusion to the high plateau where the headwaters of Rio Uruguay are located (Ref. 27672).   More on author: Reis.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Temperate

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South America: upper Uruguay River basin in Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27672)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 9; Vertebrae: 36. Is uniquely diagnosed by the presence of 10 to 14 oblique bars on the sides of the body, extending posteroventrally from the lateral line and independent of the 8 or 9 dorsal transverse bars which are usually present in species of Characidium. Is also distinguished from other species of Characidium from southern Brazil, except C. pterostictum, by the spotted caudal fin. From C. pterostictum, it is easily distinguished by the number (12) of series scales around the caudal peduncle (14 in C. pterostictum). Fourth ray of pectoral fin ray longest, not reaching or just reaching to pelvic fin origin. Third or fourth ray of pelvic fin longest, reaching area between anal opening and anal fin origin (Ref. 27672).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

All specimens collected were from middle courses of medium-sized rivers with rocky and muddy bottoms and moderate to strong water current (Ref. 27672).

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Buckup, P.A. and R.E. Reis, 1997. Characidiin genus Characidium (Teleostei, Characiformes) in Southern Brazil, with description of three new species. Copeia 1997(3):531-548. (Ref. 27672)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .