Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Creagrutus: Greek, kreagreytos, -os, -on = to tear, to rip up the flesh (Ref. 45335); nigrotaeniatus: Derived from the Greek nigro, meaning black, and taenia, meaning ribbon, in reference to the black lateral longitudinal stripe on the body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: Upper rio Juruena in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94995)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11 - 13;
Vertebrae: 36 - 37. Creagrutus nigrotaeniatus is distinguished from all its congeners, except C. cracentis and C. maxillaris, by having 8-10 dentary teeth (vs. 4-7) and 4-5 post-anal scales (vs. 1-2). It further differs from most congeners (except C. varii, C. gephyrus, C. cracentis, and C. maxillaris) by having dentigerous surface of the premaxilla longitudinally elongate from ventral view (vs. dentigerous surface triangular). In addition, it can be diagnosed from C. varii by having 8-10 branched rays on anal fin (vs. 15-17) and from C. gephyrus by having 4-5 maxillary teeth (vs. 7-11). It is distinct from C. cracentis and C. maxillaris by having a dark mid-lateral stripe extending from the posterior margin of orbit to the distal tip of middle caudal fin rays (vs. absence of mid-lateral stripe), anterior dentary teeth tricuspid (vs. pentacuspid), and 4-5 maxillary teeth (vs. 8-12) (Ref. 94995).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dagosta, F.C.P. and M.N.L. Pastana, 2014. New species of Creagrutus Günther (Characiformes: Characidae) from rio Tapajós basin, Brazil, with comments on it phylogenetic position. Zootaxa 3765(6):571-582. (Ref. 94995)
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
): 2.6 ±0.1 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .