Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Characinae
Etymology: Charax: Charax, -akos = a fish without identification (Ref. 45335); delimai: Named for Flávio César Thadeu de Lima for his great contributions to the knowledge of neotropical freshwater fishes and for collecting most of the specimens that served as the basis for the species description.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Rio Tiquié, rio Negro basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96861); 12.1 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Charax delimai together with C. tectifer, C. metae and some specimens of C. gibbosus, C. rupununi and C. condei are the only members of the genus bearing teeth on the ectopterygoid. It can be distinguished from C. condei in having the lateral line complete (vs. incomplete); from C. gibbosus and C. rupununi in having anal-fin origin on vertical or slightly posterior to dorsal-fin origin (vs. anal-fin origin anterior to the vertical through the dorsal-fin origin); from C. tectifer in having (vs. absence) superficial neuromasts on body, with neuromasts dorso-ventrally arranged on trunk scales except those on the lateral line where neuromasts are absent; and from C. metae in having 3-15 ectopterygoid teeth (vs. 20-50), 10-12 transverse scale rows between the humeral spot and the supracleithrum (vs. 7-9) and the humeral spot distance 48-51% of SL (vs. 41.6-47% of SL) (Ref. 96861).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menezes, N.A. and C.A.S. de Lucena, 2014. A taxonomic review of the species of Charax Scopoli, 1777 (Teleostei: Characidae: Characinae) with description of a new species from the rio Negro bearing superficial neuromasts and on body scales, Amazon bazin, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 12(2):193-228. (Ref. 96861)
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=0.01096 (0.00348 - 0.03450), b=3.09 (2.83 - 3.35), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.8 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .