Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335); singularis: The specific name refers to the singular and striking aspect of this species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Cinaruco River, Orinoco River basin in Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 77139)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 21;
Vertebrae: 33. Distinguished from all other species of the genus in having the following characters: top of the head flat; dentary with six or seven slight unicuspid teeth; a dark lateral band extending from posterior edge of the usually diffuse humeral spot to the base of caudal fin, and that widens and strengthens in intensity posteriorly at point beneath dorsal fin origin; and five supraneural bones without cartilage on either upper or lower edges and without cartilage on all structures (Ref. 77139).
An omnivorous fish which feeds on aquatic insects, snails, seeds and aquatic plants (Ref. 77139).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C., D.C. Taphorn B. and R.I. Ruiz-C., 2008. Two new Bryconamericus: B. cinarucoense n. sp. And B. singularis n. sp. (Characiformes, characidae) from the Cinaruco River, Orinoco Basin, with keys to all Venezuelan species. Anim. Biodivers. Conserv. 31(1):15-27. (Ref. 77139)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01230 (0.00517 - 0.02926), b=2.96 (2.76 - 3.16), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .