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Acestrocephalus acutus  Menezes, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Characinae
Etymology: Acestrocephalus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, kepahle = head (Ref. 45335);  acutus: From the Latin adjective acutus, meaning sharp, in reference to the pointed nature of the snout of this species.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75890)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 33 - 39; Vertebrae: 37 - 39. Among the species of Acestrocephalus with dark humeral blotch absent, this species can be separated from Acestrocephalus sardina and Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus by possessing a smaller eye (28.0- 31.7 vs. 32.6-36.5 in Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus and 31.3-37.4 in Acestrocephalus sardina); and an oblong dark blotch at caudal base instead of the triangular dark blotch present on the caudal base of those two species. Distinguished from Acestrocephalus pallidus by having an oblong dark blotch at caudal base (vs. absence of dark blotch); and differs further from Acestrocephalus pallidus by the shape of the muscular hiatus of the pseudotympanum and the muscular arrangement around it. Can be diagnosed from Acestrocephalus anomalus by having more teeth in the posterior row on dentary (28-36 vs. 23-28) and fewer teeth in the external tooth row on premaxilla (6-8 vs. 8-11) (Ref. 75890).

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South America: Rio Tocantins and rio Tapajós drainages in Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Menezes, N.A., 2006. Description of five new species of Acestrocephalus Eigenmann and redescription of A. sardina and A. boehlkei (Characiformes: Characidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 4(4):385-400. (Ref. 75890)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

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 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .