Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Serrasalmidae
Etymology: Metynnis: Greek, meta = with, after + Greek, ynnis, -eos = ploughshare (Ref. 45335); cuiaba: Named for its type locality, rio Cuiabá, tributary to rio Paraguai. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Paraguai basin, in Cuiabá and Manso river drainages, including lakes (baías) in the Pantanal, Mato Grosso, Brazil
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81196)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 35 - 39;
Vertebrae: 38. Distinguished from other congeners by the combination of the following characters: gill rakers 22-24; scales on lateral line 100-110; scales rows above lateral line 48-56; predorsal scales 55-64; circumpeduncular scales 32-36; one or two bifurcate spines in the ventral keel; dark blotches, with ill-defined contour, sometimes forming transversal bars in the flanks (Ref. 81196).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pavanelli, C.S., R.P. Ota and P. Petry, 2009. New species of Metynnis Cope, 1878 (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rio Paraguay basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 7(2):141-146. (Ref. 81196)
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
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01698 (0.00803 - 0.03592), b=3.11 (2.94 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .