Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Acrobrycon: Greek, akro = summit, topmost + Greek, bryko = to roar (Ref. 45335); ortii: Named for Guillermo Ortí of The George Washington University, in recognition of his extensive contributions to our knowledge of the evolution of Neotropical freshwater fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Northwestern portions of the Río La Plata basin in Bolivia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94771)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 10. Acrobrycon ortii is distinguished from A. ipanquianus by having the following characters: 19-21 anal-fin rays (vs. 23-27); body depth at the dorsal-fin origin 22.8-37.4% of SL (vs. 49.0-51.2% SL); and the caudal peduncle length relative to the body depth at the dorsal-fin origin 160-230% (vs. 240-440%). It can be diagnosed from A. starnesi in having 19-21 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 22-26), 53-58 perforated lateral-line scales (vs. 61-66), 19-20 horizontal scales rows around the caudal peduncle (vs. 22-26), body depth at the dorsal-fin origin relative to the least interorbital width 90-120% (vs. 70-80%), body depth at the dorsal-fin origin relative to the anal-fin base length 70-90% (vs. 100-120%), and the horizontal eye diameter relative to the least interorbital width 90-110% (vs. 70-80%) (Ref. 94771).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Arcila, D., R.P. Vari and N.A. Menezes, 2013. Revision of the neotropical genus Acrobrycon (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Characidae) with description of two new species. Copeia 2013(4):604-611. (Ref. 94771)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01413 (0.00616 - 0.03241), b=2.97 (2.78 - 3.16), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .