Oligosarcus platensis  (Messner, 1962)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Oligosarcus: Greek, oligos = small + Greek arkos = anus (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

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South America: known from only one specimen from Laguna Tropa Vieja, Río de la Plata basin, Uruguay.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 99820)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Oligosarcus platensis is distinguished from O. amome in having premaxillary teeth in the outer series tricuspidate (vs. pentacuspidate); premaxillary inner series with teeth bi to pentacuspidate (vs. penta to heptacuspidate) ; 17 maxillary teeth (uni to tricuspidate) (vs. ten to eleven maxillary teeth (uni to pentacuspidate)); dentary teeth uni to pentacuspidate (vs. uni to heptacuspidate); 27 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 20 to 23); 44 scales on lateral line (vs. 39 to 41); and 24 predorsal scales (vs. 14 to 16) (Ref. 99820).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Almirón, A., J. Casciotta, L. Piálek, K. Doubnerova and O. ?ican, 2015. Oligosarcus amome (Ostariophysi: Characidae), a new species from the río Uruguay basin, Misiones, Argentina. Zootaxa 3915(1):581-590. (Ref. 99820)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

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=0.01445 (0.00650 - 0.03213), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .