Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Hemibrycon: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335); brevispini: Derived from the Latin brevi (short or reduced) and spini (hook), in reference to the presence of tiny hooks on all fins.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 8.0. Tropical; ? - 25°C (Ref. 83513)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83513)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. Diagnosed from all other species of the genus in having an elongate projection on fourth ventral neural arc near the first neural postzygoapophysis and a very reduced hooks on all fins and the posterior end of dorsal lobe of the caudal fin (Ref. 83513).
South America: La Venada Creek, Quindío-Santo Domingo River system, upper Cauca, Colombia.
Found in a creek characterized by having an average dissolved oxygen of 5-8 mg/l and a relative humidity of 71-100%, conductivity of 301-367 us/cm, surface temperature of 18.5-24.5°C, and pH 5.8-8.0 (Ref. 83513).
Román-Valencia, C. and D.K. Arcila-Mesa, 2009. Two new species of Hemibrycon (Characiformes, Characidae) from the Magdalena River, Colombia. Animal Biodiversity and Conservation 32.2:77-87. (Ref. 83513)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 0.0 ±0.0 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .