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); macarenae: Named for the Macarena Mountain range of Colombia, where the type series was collected.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.1 - 7.1. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Güejar River basin, Macarene Mountain range, Orinoco system in Meta, Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86277)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 36 - 37. Distinguished from congeners by having the following characters: incomplete lateral line, except Bryconamericus delta; anal fin with four or fewer unbranched rays; a short and thickened extrascapular bone which lacks or has only a reduced apophysis on its posterior tip, and only a few perforations by the latero-sensory canal; and live coloration. Differs from those that occur in the same basin: from Bryconamericus alpha by having 5 or 6 lateral teeth on the dentary (vs. 4), from Bryconamericus cristiani by the arrangement of the teeth in the outer premaxillary row in straight line (vs. zigzag), from Bryconamericus cismontanus and Bryconamericus loisae by its anal fin with 19-25 branched rays (vs. 13-18 and 26-30, respectively) (Ref. 86277).
Found along shore over sandy substrates in the mainstream of rivers, as well as tributaries with flow. The water is tea-colored with transparency usually moderate to high, pH usually around neutral (6.07-7.06), and high oxygen concentration (5.7 mg/l- 7.1 mg/l) as well as oxygen saturation (50.5% - 90.5%). Occurs sympatrically with Bryconamericus alpha, Bryconamericus cismontanus and Bryconamericus loisae (Ref. 86277).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C., C.A. Garcia-Alzate, R.I. Ruiz-C. and D.C. Taphorn, 2010. Bryconamericus macarenae n. sp. (Characiformes, Characidae) from the Güejar River, Macarena mountain range, Colombia. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 33(2):195-203. (Ref. 86277)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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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=0.00589 (0.00250 - 0.01388), b=3.17 (2.97 - 3.37), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .