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Bryconamericus ecai  da Silva, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335);  ecai: From the Tupi-Guarani eçai, meaning small eye, in allusion to the smaller eye diameter in comparison to other Bryconamericus species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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South America: Laguna dos Patos drainage in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54750)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Distinguished from other species of Bryconamericus by the combination of the following characters: body depth 33.1-36.9% SL, mean 34.9; eye diameter 31.1-33.9% HL, mean 32.3; snout length 26.8-32.4% HL, mean 29.6; branched anal-fin rays 15-18; teeth of inner row of premaxilla tricuspid or pentacuspid; teeth compressed distally; and males with bony hooks on pelvic and anal fins (Ref. 54750).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in a creek with clear to turbid water, light to moderate water current and bottom with stones and sand (Ref. 54750).

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da Silva, J.F.P., 2004. Two new species of Bryconamericus Eigenmann (Characiformes: Characidae) from southern Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(2):55-60. (Ref. 54750)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .