Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Cheirodontinae
Etymology: Odontostilbe: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek, stilbe, es = lamp (Ref. 45335); splendida: From the Latin word splendidus, meaning splendid, grand, admirable.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - ? m (Ref. 75063). Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75063); 4.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 11. Distinguished readily from all congeners including the sympatric Odontostilbe pulchra and Odontostilbe pao by its anterior position of the adipose fin, at vertical through last 2nd or 3rd anal-fin ray insertions. Can be further differentiated from Odontostilbe pulchra by a group of morphometric characters in males: snout pointed and longer 24.1-26.9% HL (vs. short and blunt in Odontostilbe pulchra, 18.0-26.0% HL); shorter pectoral-fin length 20.9-23.5% SL (vs. 21.3-26.4% SL); smaller anal-fin base 24.9-26.8% SL (vs. 26.0-31.4% SL); shorter caudal peduncle length 11.5- 13.0% SL (vs. 12.5-16.0% SL) ; longer snout-pelvic fin origin distance 45.1-48.7% SL (vs. 42.3-47.9% SL); and longer snout-anal fin origin distance 63.7-68.6% SL (vs. 58.6-64.0% SL). Furthermore, mature males have hooks on 1st to 6th-7th anal-fin rays (vs. hooks on 1st to 22nd anal-fin branched rays in Odontostilbe pulchra). Mature males usually have the 2nd unbranched dorsal-fin ray elongate, not present in Odontostilbe pulchra. Females and immature specimens, and not well-developed males can be differentiated from Odontostilbe pulchra by the following features: maxillary teeth 3-4, mostly 3 (vs. 2-3, mostly 2 in Odontostilbe pulchra; lateral line with 36 scales, one specimen 35 (vs. 33-37, mostly 34-35). Differs also from Odontostilbe fugitiva by its gill rakers counts on lower branch, averaging 11 (vs. usually 12) (Ref. 75063).
South America: Rio Orinoco basin.
Found in muddy and sandy bottom and water depth nearly 1 m (Ref. 75063).
Bührnheim, C.M. and L.R. Malabarba, 2007. Redescription of Odontostilbe pulchra (Gill, 1858) (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae), and description of two new species from the río Orinoco basin. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 5(1):1-20.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.5 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .