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); pando: Named for the region, Departamento Pando, its type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Bolivia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82662)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 22 - 25;
Vertebrae: 34. This species is distinguished by the following characters: upper jaw with 2 rows of teeth; no scales on caudal-fin; incomplete lateral line; deep body, red in colour, with a black humeral and dorsal spot, anterior and posterior margined by a light zone. Also characteristic to this species are 6-10 conical to tricuspid teeth on the inner row of the premaxillary; 1-4 conical teeth on the outer row; 5-8 conical to tricuspid teeth on the maxillary; 8 gill rakers on dorsal limb, 13 on ventral; a black dorsal spot converges ventrally to a more or less rounded tip. H. werneri and H. epicharis have similar tooth pattern and a distinct black humeral spot; however, both have a long horizontally extended humeral spot and prolonged dorsal fins in males (vs. a round spot often with small expansions above and below and a short dorsal fin in the H. pando). H. pando differs in having a well developed infraorbital 4 vs. reduced to the laterosensory channel without dermal bones in H. werneri and, white tips of anterior rays of the pelvic and anal fins vs. coloured in H. epicharis (Ref. 82662).
Collected from a blackwater river with no aquatic plants, except for bladderwort Utricularia; pH 5.9 and conductivity of 15 ?S/cm (Ref. 82662).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Hein, G., 2009. Hyphessobrycon pando sp. n., a new rosy tetra from northern Bolivia (Teleostei, Characiformes, Characidae). Bull. Fish Biol. 10:1-10. (Ref. 82662)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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=0.01445 (0.00642 - 0.03257), b=3.04 (2.85 - 3.23), 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .