Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Gasteropelecidae
Etymology: Carnegiella: After Miss Margaret Carnegie, referring to the grace of the fish. More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19. Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)
South America: Lower, middle and upper Amazon River basin; south of Amazon; and Caqueta River in Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39056)
Lives in groups. Feeds on crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). The females have an abdomen which is larger than those of the males. The eggs fall on the bottom or on vegetation and these hatch after 36 hours incubation at 25°C (Ref. 12225). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; may jump out of the aquarium; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Géry, J., 1977. Characoids of the world. Neptune City ; Reigate : T.F.H. [etc.]; 672 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm. (Ref. 598)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5645 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01660 (0.00676 - 0.04074), b=3.04 (2.82 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.43 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .