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Bryconops imitator  Chernoff & Machado-Allison, 2002

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Iguanodectidae () > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Bryconops: Greek, bryko = to bite + Greek, ops = appearance (Ref. 45335);  imitator: From the Latin meaning imitator or mimic, in reference to the similarity in appearance of Bryconops colaroja.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47228)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 26 - 30; Vertebrae: 40 - 42. Distinguished from all other congeners, except B. colaroja, by its red caudal fin and greenish-silver body. Differs from all other Creatochanes, including B. colaroja, by the following combination of characters: posterior extension of maxilla not reaching vertical through articulation between second and third infraorbital; third infraorbital not contacting preopercle ventrally or at angle; 17-19 circumdorsal scales; no humeral mark; no caudal fin ocellus; anal fin pigment dense but restricted to margins of fin rays, not forming band; 18-19, rarely 20 precaudal vertebrae; anal fin originating under 18-19th centrum, rarely 20; dorsal fin originating above 10th, rarely 11th centrum; cheeks absence of conspicuous blotch of pigment ; caudal fin lobes equal in length (Ref. 47228).

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South America: Caura River basin in Venezuela.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in large river habitats in swift current and in rapids among dense stands of the rooted vascular Podostemonaceae, as wells as in small streams with current. Also inhabits small streams, rapids, bays and backwaters over sand, gravel and rocky bottoms (Ref. 47228).

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Chernoff, B., F. Provenzano, P.W. Willink and P. Petry, 2002. Bryconops imitator, a new species from the Rio Caura basin of Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(3):193-202.

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 = 0.5000   [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):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.