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); paucilepis: Derived from the Greek words 'pauci', meaning few, and 'lepis', meaning scales, in reference to the low lateral and predorsal scale counts of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: known only from the type locality and small adjacent drainages in Lara state, northern Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79635)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 23 - 24;
Vertebrae: 32. The following characters separate this species from all other Venezuelan congeners: dorsal fin with three unbranched and eight branched rays, except in Hyphessobrycon notidanos, Hyphessobrycon oritoensis, Hyphessobrycon fernandezi; maxilla short; maxilla with one pentacuspid tooth; dentary with eight teeth; premaxilla with 2-3 teeth in the outer row; lateral scales 28-29; predorsal scales 9; no sexual dimorphism; dark lateral band extending from the upper rear margin o the opercle to the caudal peduncle and continuing as a rhomboidal peduncular blotch onto the middle caudal fin rays (Ref. 79635).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
García-Alzate, C.A., C. Román-Valencia and D.C. Taphorn, 2008. Revision of the Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus-group (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae), with description of two new species from Venezuela. Vertebrate Zoology 58(2):139-157. (Ref. 79635)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=3.05 (2.86 - 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) .