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); ecuadorensis: Named for Ecuador, where the type series was collected.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.1 - 8.5. Tropical; 20°C - 27°C (Ref. 104976)
South America: Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104976)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Found in rivers and creeks in lentic habitats over detritus and decomposing vegetal material with low transparency, neutral pH, high dissolved oxygen, high conductivity and total solids, and low turbidity and hardness. These water parameters indicate a highly disturbed environment that
affects the survival of this species and those that share its habitat (Ref. 104976).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C., R.I. Ruiz-C., D.C. Taphorn, P. Jiménez-Prado and C.A. García-Alzate, 2015. A new species of Bryconamericus (Characiformes, Stevardiinae, Characidae) from the Pacific coast of northwestern Ecuador, South America. An. Bio. Conserv. 38(2):241-252. (Ref. 104976)
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=0.01549 (0.00640 - 0.03751), b=2.95 (2.76 - 3.14), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-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) .