Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: weitzmani: Lophiobrycon: Greek lophia = crest (in reference to the elongate adipose fin in mature males).
weitzmani: Dedicated to Stanley H. Weitzman for his work on Neotropical Characiformes, especially on the subfamily Glandulocaudulinae (Cha.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.9 - 7.0. Tropical; 19°C - 21°C (Ref. 52251); 20°S - 21°S
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52251); 2.7 cm SL (female)
South America: Upper Paraná River basin (Brazil).
Most of the specimens were caught in a flooded/marshy area draining into the stream, with little current on a muddy bottom with a large amount of decomposing litter. Few specimens were caught in the stream itself, in a margin area of slower current under riparian vegetation over a bottom of rocks, pebbles and sand, with submerged litter only on the bottom of the larger and deeper pools. The species eats mainly aquatic and terrestrial arthropods. Sexual dimorphism (Ref. 52251).
Castro, R.M.C., A.C. Ribeiro, R.C. Benine and A.L.A. Melo, 2003. Lophiobrycon weitzmani, a new genus and species of glandulocaudine fish (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rio Grande drainage, upper rio Paraná system, southeastern Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 1(1):11-19.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 1.0000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.42 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .