Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335); ecai: From the Tupi-Guarani eçai, meaning small eye, in allusion to the smaller eye diameter in comparison to other Bryconamericus species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
South America: Laguna dos Patos drainage in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54750)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from other species of Bryconamericus by the combination of the following characters: body depth 33.1-36.9% SL, mean 34.9; eye diameter 31.1-33.9% HL, mean 32.3; snout length 26.8-32.4% HL, mean 29.6; branched anal-fin rays 15-18; teeth of inner row of premaxilla tricuspid or pentacuspid; teeth compressed distally; and males with bony hooks on pelvic and anal fins (Ref. 54750).
Occurs in a creek with clear to turbid water, light to moderate water current and bottom with stones and sand (Ref. 54750).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
da Silva, J.F.P., 2004. Two new species of Bryconamericus Eigenmann (Characiformes: Characidae) from southern Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(2):55-60. (Ref. 54750)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00548 - 0.02519), b=3.01 (2.82 - 3.20), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .