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); eilyos: From the Greek eilyos, den, lurking-place, in allusion to the habitat (backwaters chocked with vegetal matter) occupied by the new species (and according to local information, shared with anacondas, Eunectes murinus). Noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.5 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 52338)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32 - 34. Diagnosis: Hyphessobrycon eilyos is distinguished from its congeners by the absence of humeral and caudal spots; by the presence of numerous dark chromatophores on the lateral surface of the body, with the chromatophores intensely concentrated on the ventral region from the pelvic-fin origin to the end of the caudal-fin base; dorsal, adipose, and caudal fins with carmine red pigmentation in life; the presence of 7-11 maxillary teeth; 6 or 7 horizontal scale rows between the dorsal fin origin and the lateral line; and 15 to 19 branched anal-fin rays. Detailed comparisons between H. eilyos and congeners sharing a general dark color pattern are presented in the "Discussion" (Ref. 52338).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lima, F.C.T. and C.R. Moreira, 2003. Three new species of Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper rio Araguaia basin in Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 1(1):21-33. (Ref. 52338)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
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=0.00708 (0.00300 - 0.01669), b=3.17 (2.97 - 3.37), in cm Total Length, 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) .