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); raqueliae: Named for the biologist Raquel Ivveth Ruiz Calderón, in recognition for her generous contribution of works for the preservation and study of Neotropical fishes.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; ? - 22°C (Ref. 83529)
South America: Río La Miel basin, middle Río Magdalena in Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83529)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 42 - 43. Diagnosed from other species of Hemibrycon by possessing the following characters: a widened first tooth on the maxilla with the remaining teeth decreasing sharply in size; the first maxilla tooth pentacuspid and wider than the others (vs. first tooth on maxilla unicuspid or tricuspid and of same size as the others, except in Hemibrycon colombianus and Hemibrycon virolinica); absence of an expansion on the ventral anterior tip of the maxilla (vs. with expansion on the ventral anterior tip of the maxilla, except in Hemibrycon metae). Diagnosed from Hemibrycon colombianus in having 42-46 pored scales in the lateral line (vs. 46-54); and from the species of Hemibrycon from the upper and middle Río Magdalena drainage in having 25-29 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 19-24) (Ref. 83529).
Inhabits creeks with surface temperature 21.5°C, air temperature 22.4°C, dissolved oxygen
7.0mg/l and 60% saturation, width 5-6 m, substrate composed of stone, sand, and decaying organic in decomposition and detritus and crystalline water (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) .