Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Hyphessobrycon: Greek, hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335); loweae: Named for Rosemary Lowe McConnell who collected the first specimens during the RS/RGS Expedition to Mato Grosso in 1968.. More on author: Costa, Géry.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 1 - 2 m (Ref. 72430). Tropical; 25°C - 28°C (Ref. 13614)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376)
soft rays: 22 - 23;
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. This species is differentiated from its congeners in having the following characters: elongated dorsal fins in males; caudal spot diamond-shaped; humeral spot vertically elongated; maxillary teeth hexacuspidate; anal fin rays 22-23; lateral line scales 30-31 (Ref. 72430).
South America: Upper Xingu River basin.
Inhabits shallow, clear water stream located in the Cerrado region; sandy bottom with small rocks and sparse aquatic vegetation (Ref. 72430).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Weitzman, S.H. and L. Palmer, 1997. A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Teleostei: Characidae) from Neblina region of Venezuela and Brazil, with comments on the putative 'rosy tetra clade'. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3):209-242. (Ref. 13676)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01862 (0.00748 - 0.04634), b=2.99 (2.77 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .