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Bryconamericus ikaa  Casciotta, Almirón & Azpelicueta, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

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)

Short description 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).

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South America: Rio Iguazú basin, Argentina.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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).

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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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00224 - 0.02138), b=3.28 (3.03 - 3.53), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.