Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Diapoma: Greek, dis, dia = through + Greek, poma = cover (Ref. 45335); pyrrhopteryx: The specific name is from the Greek words 'pyrrho' (red) and 'pteryx' (fin) in reference to the red fin colors of the fish when alive.. More on author: Weitzman.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86734)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 10. Very similar to Diapoma speculiferum, both species sharing the posterior elongation of opercle and subopercle. Differs from this species in having red fins in live males (vs. pale to yellowish fins in live males), longer snout, 21.3-24.5% of head length (vs. 17-21.4% in head length), and pentacuspid maxillary teeth (vs. tricuspid) (Ref. 86734).
South America: Rio Canoas basin or tributaries flowing into this basin that belongs to the rio Uruguay basin in Brazil.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menezes, N.A. and S.H. Weitzman, 2011. A systematic review of Diapoma (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae: Diapomini) with descriptions of two new species from southern Brazil. Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 51(5):59-82. (Ref. 86734)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
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
= 0.5625 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00282 - 0.01861), b=3.18 (2.96 - 3.40), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .