Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Boehlkea: Because of Dr. James Böhlke (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
South America: Rio Japurá drainage, rio Solimões basin in Amazonas, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. )
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 21;
Vertebrae: 36 - 38. Boehlkea weitzmanican be distinguished from B. fredcochui by the following characters: complete lateral line (vs. incomplete); four rows of scales below lateral line (vs. three); a conspicuous vertically elongated humeral spot present (vs. a humeral spot absent); and 17-21 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 22-25). It can be diagnosed from B. orcesiby having 13-14 maxillary teeth (vs. 5-12), head length 27.9-29.9% (vs. 24.3-27.5% of SL), and color pattern consisting of black chromatophores in the basal half of dorsal fin, distal portion of pelvic fin, lower caudal-fin lobe and anal fin (vs. unpigmented fins) (Ref. 118101).
Occurs in small upland forest streams with 1.1-2.7 m width, 0.07-0.33 m depth, and 0.20-0.42 m/s) current velocity draining to both margins of the rio Japurá. The streams are characterized by the following: clear to yellowish; acidic (pH <6.6); cool (23.8-25.3°C); well oxygenated water (3.49-7.8 mg/l); low electrical conductivity (<33.3 ?S/cm), almost completely shaded by the forest canopy; and channel substrate mainly consisted of white silica sand and pebbles, with interspersed litter banks. Occurs in the streams together with other fishes such as characids Bario steindachneri,
Bryconella pallidifrons, Hemigrammus bellottii, H. marginatus, Knodus orteguasae, Moenkhausia agnesae, Tyttocharax madeirae; lebiasinid Pyrrhulina semifasciata; heptapterid Nannoglanis fasciatus, and Myoglanis koepckei; cetopsids Denticetopsis seducta, and Helogenes marmoratus; rhamphichthyid knifefish Gymnorhamphichthys rondoni, and some cichlids Aequidens pallidus, and Bujurquina cf. robusta (Ref. 118101).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Soares, I.M., V.A. Bertaco, P.M.M. Ito and J. Zuanon, 2017. A new species of Boehlkea (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae) from the rio Japurá, Amazon basin, Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 15(3):e170026. (Ref. 118101)
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
= 0.7500 [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) .