Myxiops aphos  Zanata & Akama, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: aphos: Specific name from the Greek aphos, meaning dark, obscure, in allusion to the dark color of the water of rio Lençois, the type locality.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54751)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 36. Distinguished from all other characid fishes by the following combination of characters: infraorbitals fused uniquely, resulting in less than six autogenous bones; presence of a single tooth row in the premaxilla; presence of cheirodontin-like teeth, somewhat pedunculated, expanded and compressed distally, with cusps similar in shape and perfectly aligned along dorsal margin; ventral margin of toothed portion of maxillary curved towards the ventral margin of the premaxilla and maxillary teeth forming a continuous series with premaxillary teeth; margins of pre- and postzygapophyses with projections anteriorly and posteriorly directed; accumulation of epithelial cells forming globular structures distributed over head and scales; and base of anal-fin without scales covering basal portion of unbranched and anterior branched rays (Ref. 54751).

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South America: Rio Lençois in Bahia, Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in shallow, headwater stream with fast water current over a rocky bottom and margin, with a small amount of riparian or submerged vegetation (Ref. 54751). Feeds on filamentous algae, terrestrial vegetal fragments and insects (Ref. 54751).

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Zanata, A.M. and A. Akama, 2004. Myxiops aphos, new characid genus and species (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rio Lençóis, Bahia, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(2):45-54. (Ref. 54751)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00426 - 0.03395), b=3.05 (2.81 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.25 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.