Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes
(Perch-likes) > Sciaenidae
(Drums or croakers)
Etymology: Pachyurus: Greek, pachys = fat + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335); stewarti: Named for Dr. Donald Stewart (formerly at FMNH) for his contributions to the knowledge of Neotropical fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: only known from the Río Napo and Río Aguarico, eastern Ecuador, in the western portion of the Rio Amazonas basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54848)
Morphology | Morphometrics
A species of Pachyurus with a unique coloration pattern of about twelve brown vertical bars and ellipsoid blotches on the side of trunk and a thick horizontal stripe from the middle of the caudal peduncle to the front of the caudal-fin base.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Casatti, L. and N.L. Chao, 2002. A new species of Pachyurus Agassiz 1831 (Teleostei: Perciformes: Sciaenidae) from the Río Napo basin, Eastern Ecuador. Zootaxa 38:1-7. (Ref. 54848)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5010 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00891 (0.00425 - 0.01868), b=3.07 (2.90 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.4 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 (21 of 100) .