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Mimagoniates microlepis  (Steindachner, 1877)

Blue tetra
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Mimagoniates: Greek, mimos = mime + Greek, gonio = angle (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 18°C - 23°C (Ref. 2059)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 3 - 3 cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38597)

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South America: usually in clear coastal streams from southern Bahia to northern Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Also found in some areas of the high Iguaçu River (Ref. 84543).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit small to moderate-sized streams or rivers (Ref. 30267). Aquarium specimens reach 9.0 cm TL (Ref. 30267). Mature females keep live sperm cells in their ovary through insemination which occurs during the dry season (Ref. 84543). Spawning period coincides with the rainy season to ensure increased survival of offsprings (Ref. 84543).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Burns, J.R., S.H. Weitzman, K.R. Lange and L.R. Malabarba, 1998. Sperm ultrastructure in Characid fishes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi). p. 235-244. In L.R. Malabarba, R.E. Reis, R.P. Vari, Z.M.S. Lucena and C.A.S. Lucena (eds.) Phylogeny and classification of neotropical fishes. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS. (Ref. 34096)

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 = 0.5078   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01259 (0.00532 - 0.02981), b=3.06 (2.85 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.41 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.