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Hyphessobrycon loweae  Costa & Géry, 1994

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Hyphessobrycon: Greek, hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335);  loweae: Named for Rosemary Lowe McConnell who collected the first specimens during the RS/RGS Expedition to Mato Grosso in 1968..   More on author: Costa, Géry.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 72430).   Tropical; 25°C - 28°C (Ref. 13614)

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-20; Anal soft rays: 22 - 23; Vertebrae: 34 - 35. This species is differentiated from its congeners in having the following characters: elongated dorsal fins in males; caudal spot diamond-shaped; humeral spot vertically elongated; maxillary teeth hexacuspidate; anal fin rays 22-23; lateral line scales 30-31 (Ref. 72430).

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South America: Upper Xingu River basin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow, clear water stream located in the Cerrado region; sandy bottom with small rocks and sparse aquatic vegetation (Ref. 72430).

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Weitzman, S.H. and L. Palmer, 1997. A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Teleostei: Characidae) from Neblina region of Venezuela and Brazil, with comments on the putative 'rosy tetra clade'. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3):209-242. (Ref. 13676)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00426 - 0.03395), b=3.05 (2.81 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.