Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Curimatidae
Etymology: Curimatella: A locality in Brasil, in Piaui State and local name for a fish; it also exist "curimbatá" and "curimba", diminutive.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Orinoco, Amazon, and Tocantins River basins and upper portion of Rupununi River of Essequibo River drainage.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.8 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111518); max. published weight: 90.00 g (Ref. 111518)
Inhabits still waters along the margins of lagoons. Feeds on a variety of algae and fungi.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vari, R.P., 1992. Systematics of the neotropical characiform genus Curimatella Eigenmann and Eigenmann (Pisces: Ostariophysi), with summary comments on the Curimatidae. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 533:48 p. (Ref. 28798)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5312 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00681 - 0.02326), b=2.95 (2.79 - 3.11), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.3 ±0.34 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .