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Bryconamericus singularis  Román-Valencia, Taphorn & Ruiz-C., 2008

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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 Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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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)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal 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).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

An omnivorous fish which feeds on aquatic insects, snails, seeds and aquatic plants (Ref. 77139).

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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)

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=0.01230 (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) .