Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335); carlosi: Named for Carlos Román-Valencia, in appreciation for his patience and early assistance during field work.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.9 - ?. Tropical; 23°C - ? (Ref. 56110)
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56110)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 33. Diagnosed from all other species of the genus Bryconamericus by its low number of vertebrae 33, completely ossified pterotic, a bent end of the pelvic bone, and nasal bones absent (Ref. 56110).
South America: Río Napo in Ecuador and Ríos Putumayo and Orteguaza in the upper Amazon basin in Colombia.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C., 2003. Description of new species of Bryconamericus (Teleostei: Characidae) from the Amazon. Boll. Mus. Reg. Sci. Nat. Torino 20(2):477-486. (Ref. 56110)
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=0.01230 (0.00513 - 0.02953), b=3.01 (2.80 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .