Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Hemibrycon: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335); paez: The specific epithet refers to the native Latin Americans known as the Paeces or
Guambianos who occupy the type locality of this new species. A substantive noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; ? - 21°C (Ref. 83529)
South America: drainages of the Río La Plata, upper Río Magdalena Basin in Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83529)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. Can be diagnosed in having the following characters: lateral line scales 39-42 (vs. 43-54; except 34-35 in Hemibrycon orcesi); scales between lateral line and anal-fin origin 6-7 (vs. 4-5; except 7-9 in Hemibrycon colombianus); and scales between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin 6-7 (vs. 8; except 7-10 in Hemibrycon colombianus). Most specimens of Hemibrycon paez differ from those of Hemibrycon boquiae, Hemibrycon yacopiae and Hemibrycon raqueliae by the possession of 19-23 anal-fin rays (vs. 23-29); readily distinguished from its congeners by having the mesopterygoid barely touching the metapterygoid (vs. overlapping the metapterygoid, except in Hemibrycon jabonero, Hemibrycon rafaelense and Hemibrycon guppyi) (Ref. 83529).
Inhabits creeks with surface temperature 19.2-20.5°C, air temperature 18.8-22.8°C, dissolved oxygen 7.6-8.0mg/l, saturation 98-100%, clear water, width 5-6m, and substrate composed of stone, sand and decaying organic material (Ref. 83529).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C. and D.K. Arcila-Mesa, 2010. Five new species of Hemibrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Río Magdalena basin, Colombia. Revista de Biología Tropical (International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation) 58 (1):339-356. (Ref. 83529)
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=0.00617 (0.00266 - 0.01427), b=3.15 (2.95 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .