Hypopygus isbruckeri  de Santana & Crampton, 2011

Isbrücker's Hypopygus
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Hypopomidae (Bluntnose knifefishes)
Etymology: Hypopygus: Greek, hypo = under + Greek, pyge = tail (Ref. 45335);  isbruckeri: The specific epithet, isbruckeri, is a patronym in honour of I. J. H. Isbrücker for his contributions to Neotropical ichthyology, including Hypopygus (Nijssen & Isbrücker, 1972) (Ref. 88778).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Hypopygus isbruckeri is known only from the vicinity of San Fernando de Atabapo, Amazonas, Venezuela (Ref. 88778).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 88778)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Hypopygus isbruckeri is diagnosed from congeners by the following combination of characters: the total number of anal-fin rays (136–156 versus 102–135 in H. hoedemani, H. lepturus, and H. minissimus), the presence of the sixth infraorbital bone (versus absence in H. hoedemani, H. lepturus, and H. minissimus), the presence of oblique bands (versus absence in H. minissimus), the presence of scales at midbody (versus absence in H. minissimus), the total number of pectoral fin rays (12–16 versus 10–12 in H. nijsseni), the number of scales above the lateral line (seven to eight versus five to six in H. nijsseni, and three to five in H. neblinae), the head length (13.2–22.9% of LEA versus 12.6–13.9 in H. ortegai), and the dorsal rami of intermittent branch of anterior lateral line nerve visible as two black parallel lines (versus not visible in H. ortegai) (Ref. 88778).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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de Santana, C.D. and W.G.R. Crampton, 2011. Phylogenetic interrelationships, taxonomy, and reductive evolution in the Neotropical electric fish genus Hypopygus (Teleostei, Ostariophysi, Gymnotiformes). Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 163:1096-1156. (Ref. 88778)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00372 (0.00140 - 0.00985), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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) .