Characidium orientale  Buckup & Reis, 1997

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Crenuchidae (South American darters) > Characidiinae
Etymology: Characidium: Diminutive of Charax, -akos = a fish without identification (Ref. 45335);  orientale: From the Latin orientalis, meaning of the East, in reference to the distribution of the species which is located eastward from C. occidentale..   More on author: Reis.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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South America: coastal basins of southern Brazil at western tributaries of Laguna dos Patos basin.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37059)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9. Dark spots on dorsal fin do not form a continuous band across rays; anal fin of males with small spots, without larger blotches on the anterior portion. Fourth or fifth ray of pectoral fin longest, not reaching or just reaching to pelvic-fin origin. Third fin ray of pelvic fin longest, reaching area between anal opening and anal fin origin or reaching anal fin origin (Ref. 27672).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Most specimens examined were collected in small rivers or creeks with slow to moderate water current and mud, sand, and loose stones on the bottom (Ref. 27672).

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Buckup, P.A. and R.E. Reis, 1997. Characidiin genus Characidium (Teleostei, Characiformes) in Southern Brazil, with description of three new species. Copeia 1997(3):531-548. (Ref. 27672)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .