Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Gymnocharacinae
Etymology: Gymnocharacinus: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek, charax = the name of a fish (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 35685); 35°S - 36°S
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 3.8  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 19. Entirely naked (scale only shown on lateral line in specimens > 5 cm TL; head profile obtuse. Color is dark brown, greenish, the belly is cream; there is a copper-colored band on the flanks (Ref. 35685).
South America: Valcheta stream in Rio Negro basin, Southern Argentina.
Medium sized fish considered to be the most southern characid living in temperate waters. Young with very tiny soft and delicate scales which are reabsorbed into the skin making the skin greasy and often with granulated or spongy appearance (Ref. 7252).
Ortubay, S. and V. Cussac, 2000. Threatened fishes of the world: Gymnocharacinus bergi Steindachner, 1903 (Characidae). Environ. Biol. Fish. 58:144.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .