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Utiaritichthys esguiceroi  Pereira & Castro, 2014

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Serrasalmidae ()
Etymology: Utiaritichthys: A waterfall in Papagayo river, Matto Grosso, named Utiariti in Campo Novo do Paresis, Sapezal;  esguiceroi: Named for André L. H. Esguícero, who collected the holotype and paratypes of the new species.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Rio Juruena, Tapajós drainage, upriver of Salto de Utiariti (waterfall) in Mato Grosso State, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96883)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 23; Vertebrae: 35. Utiaritichthys esguiceroi is distinguished from its congeners by having 99-101 perforated scales on the lateral line (vs. 69-72 in U. sennaebragai, and 78-82 in U. longidorsalis), 17-19 prepelvic spines (vs. 9-10 in U. sennaebragai, and 28-31 in U. longidorsalis), 20-21 postpelvic spines (vs. 15-17 in U. sennaebragai, and 14 in U. longidorsalis), and 23-25 circumpeduncular scales (vs. 30-48 in U. sennaebragai, and 33-35 in U. longidorsalis). It can be further diagnosed from U. longidorsalis by having larger interdorsal width 11.8-15.6 % of SL (vs. 7.1-7.9% of SL), and larger adipose-fin base length 4.2-5.8 % of SL (vs. 3.7-3.8% of SL) (Ref. 96883).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults swim in the main river channel of Rio Juruena, mostly in riffles and rapids. Juveniles occur in calm portions of the Rio Juruena, usually near the margins. Juveniles were reported to feed on aquatic and terrestrial insects and particulate organic matter, while adults almost exclusively on Podostemaceae macrophytes and filamentous algae, both typical of riffles and rapids (Ref. 96883).

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Pereira, T.N.A. and R.M.C. Castro, 2014. A new species of Utiaritichthys Miranda Ribeiro (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) from the Serra dos Parecis, Tapajós drainage. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 12(2):397-402. (Ref. 96883)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02042 (0.00664 - 0.06281), b=3.02 (2.76 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .