Hyphessobrycon panamensis Durbin, 1908
photo by Brown, C.

Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  4.41 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Central and South America: Atlantic slope of southern Costa Rica; Atlantic coastal streams of Panama; San Juan, Atrato, Dagua, and Patia Rivers, and around the mouth of the Magdalena River; Esmeraldas River.
Biology:  Inhabits creeks and rivers of moderate velocity between 40 and 60 m of elevation. Eats mainly terrestrial insects.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 December 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.02.98
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 04.09.02
Checked by: Lima, Flavio C. T. - 19.05.01

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