Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
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); moniliger: From the modified anal-fin rays of males which resembles a string of beads; an adjective.. More on author: Costa.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Araguaia-Tocantins River and upper Tapajós River basin, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94770)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 26 - 30;
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Males with a broad, convex anal-fin lobe formed by the 12-14 anteriormost rays, which are more elongated and thickened than the remaining rays; pelvic bones elongated, protruding through the body wall in some of the largest specimens; dorsal and pelvic fins not elongated in mature males; caudal peduncle blotch asymmetric and not as dark in males; all dentary teeth cusps in a straight line and 3 teeth in the maxilla (Ref. 42938).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Moreira, C.R., F.C.T. Lima and W.J.E.M. Costa, 2002. Hyphessobrycon moniliger, a new characid fish from rio Tocantins basin, Central Brazil (Ostariophysi: Characiformes). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(1):73-80. (Ref. 42938)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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=0.01445 (0.00650 - 0.03213), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .