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); yacopiae: Named for its type locality, Yacopi, Cundinamarca state in Colombia.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.3 - 7.6. Tropical; ? - 25°C (Ref. 83529)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83529)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Diagnosed from other species of Hemibrycon by having the following characters: first laterosensorial infraorbitals canal in contact with the posterior end of antorbital; tip of the supraoccipital spine widened; posterior end of ectopterygoid failing to come in contact with the quadrate bone (vs. in contact, except Hemibrycon raqueliae); posterior edge of palatine more widened than the anterior edge of ectopterygoid (vs. posterior edge of the
palatine approximately the same size, except for Hemibrycon paez). Distinguished from Hemibrycon colombianus by having 40-42 pored scales in the lateral line (vs. 46-54) and 10-14 predorsal scales (vs. 14-18), and from the other species of upper and middle
Magdalena drainage Hemibrycon by having 4-6 scales between the lateral line and the
pelvic fins (vs. > 6) (Ref. 83529).
South America: Magdalena River basin in Yacopi, Cundinamarca, Colombia.
Collection sites are characterized by surface water temperature 20.1-24.6°C, air temperature 20.7-26.5°C, dissolved oxygen 5.0-7.4mg/l and 69-96% saturation, pH 7.3-7.6, width two-three m, substrate composed of stone and sand, and water color dark grey
to crystalline (Ref. 83529).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C. and D.K. Arcila-Mesa, 2010. Five new species of Hemibrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Río Magdalena basin, Colombia. Revista de Biología Tropical (International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation) 58 (1):339-356. (Ref. 83529)
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
= 0.5000 [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
): 3.0 ±0.4 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) .