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); hamatus: The specific epithet hamatus is from the Latin, meaning hooked, referring to the presence in males of hooks on all fins, except the caudal fin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South Amreica: known from two tributaries of the rio Vermelho, in the headwaters of the rio Tocantins basin, Mambaí, Goiás, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54469)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Hyphessobrycon hamatus is distinguished from all species of the genus, except H. socolofi Weitzman and H. erythrostigma (Fowler), by the presence of small bony hooks on the dorsal, anal, pelvic, and pectoral fins of males. The new species differs from H. socolofi and H. erythrostigma in the lower number of anal-fin rays (iii-v, 16-18, average=17, n=28) versus (iv, 28-30 and iv, 27-29, respectively), and by the absence of a black spot on dorsal fin versus the presence of such pigmentation.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertaco, V.A. and L.R. Malabarba, 2005. A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Teleostei, Characidae) from the upper Rio Tocantins drainage, with bony hooks on fins. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 3(1):83-88. (Ref. 54469)
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=0.01445 (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
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .