Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Characinae
Etymology: Acestrocephalus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, kepahle = head (Ref. 45335); pallidus: From the Latin adjective pallidus, meaning pale, in reference to the overall body color of this species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
South America: known only from rio Madeira and rio Machado, a tributary of rio Madeira in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75890)
soft rays: 36 - 40;
Vertebrae: 38 - 39. Can be distinguished from Acestrocephalus boehlkei, Acestrocephalus maculosus and Acestrocephalus stigmatus by the absence of dark humeral blotch characteristic of these species. Differs from Acestrocephalus sardina and Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus by having smaller eye and fewer maxillary teeth (30-38 vs. 40-46). Can be separated from Acestrocephalus acutus by possessing only scattered dark chromatophores instead of the typical oblong dark blotch on the caudal-fin base of that species and the first pleural rib, the cavity anterior to it and the obliquus
inferioris muscle visible (vs. entirely covered by the fibers of the obliquus superioris muscle in Acestrocephalus acutus (Ref. 75890).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menezes, N.A., 2006. Description of five new species of Acestrocephalus Eigenmann and redescription of A. sardina and A. boehlkei (Characiformes: Characidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 4(4):385-400. (Ref. 75890)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
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
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00445 - 0.02962), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .