Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 52417). Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52417)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from all congeneric species by the combination of the following characters: premaxilla with 4-6 teeth on the outer row, teeth aligned and tricuspidate or tetracuspidate, maxillary teeth 3-4 and usually pentacuspidate, 18-21 branched anal-fin rays, lateral line with 36-38 perforated scales, a short peduncle (11.6-13.3% SL), a ventrally elongated black humeral spot, a very faint second humeral spot and a narrow black lateral band (Ref. 52417).
South America: Rio Iguazú basin, Argentina.
Collection sites have rapids with clear flowing water, pools and some areas of slow current. Bottom substrate includes mud, sand and mostly stones. Water depth ranges from 0.40-2m and temperate of the water near surface during summer is about 26° C (Ref. 52417).
Casciotta, J.R., A.E. Almiron and M.D.L.M. Azpelicueta, 2004. Bryconamericus ikaa, a new species from tributaries of the río Iguazú in Argentina (Characiformes, Characidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(1):61-66. (Ref. 52417)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .