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Skiotocharax meizon  Presswell, Weitzman & Bergquist, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Crenuchidae (South American darters) > Characidiinae
More on author: Weitzman.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37059)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Vertebrae: 34. Distinguished by the following combination of apparently apomorphic characters: posttemporal bone is absent; extrascapular reduced to a bony latero-sensory canal; epioccipital bridge absent; parietal branch of the supraorbital latero-sensory canal restricted to the frontal bone; supraorbitals absent; medial process on rib of fifth vertebral centrum present as a simple bony spine; a well-defined foramen is present on the posterior region of the medial lamina of the coracoid; fifteen or more dorsal-fin rays present; lateral line incomplete; discrete bands or spots absent, except for a diffuse humeral blotch; origin of the anal-fin base located slightly posterior to or in advance of a vertical line drawn from the posterior termination of the dorsal fin; teeth of all jaw bones conical; body slab sided, relatively short; the anterior portion of pterotic latero-sensory canal does not enter the sphenotic; sphenotic bone, state 0 = sphenotic separated from the posttemporal fossa by presence of an articulation of the parietal and pterotic, state 1, sphenotic enlarged posteriorly and forming a part of the anterior border of the posttemporal fossa; circuli are present on the posterior or apical field of the lateral body scales (Ref. 34069).

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South America: Mazaruni and Berbice River basins in Guyana.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Presswell, B., S.H. Weitzman and T. Bergquist, 2000. Skiotocharax meixon, a new genus and species of fish from Guyana with discussion of its relationships (Characiformes: Crenuchidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(2):175-192.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.00000 (nan - nan), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.