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Brycon falcatus  Müller & Troschel, 1844

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Bryconidae () > Bryconinae
Etymology: Brycon: Greek, ebrykon, brykomai = to bite, to gnaw (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Müller, Troschel.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 25.   Tropical; 18°C - 25°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 37.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12225); max. published weight: 1.0 kg (Ref. 12225)

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South America: Rivers in Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana; Amazon and Orinoco River basins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits rivers. Is an omnivorous species. Little is known of its biology (Ref. 12225).

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Lima, F.C.T., 2003. Characidae - Bryconinae (Characins, tetras). p. 174-181. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.