Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Hyphessobrycon: Greek, hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Telembí River drainage, Southern Pacific slope of Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92992)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 33. Can be diagnosed from congeners not member of the flammeus species group by having a diffuse humeral spot, in lacking a dark spot on the dorsal fin and caudal peduncle. Differs from members of its species group by having ii,8, i dorsal-fin rays (vs. iii, 8; ii, 9), 25-26 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 15-24; except H. sebastiani with 25-28) and having a diffuse humeral spot (vs. well defined 1 or 2 humeral spots). Can be separated from Hyphessobrycon tortuguerae in having 1-2 teeth on the maxilla (vs. 3-10), 10-12 predorsal scales (vs. 13-15) and 6-7 scales between the lateral line and the anal fin (vs. 5). Differs from other known species of Hyphessobrycon of the flammeus species group from the Pacific Coast of Colombia in having the following characters: a high number of pored lateral-line scales (13-31 vs. 7-10), by snout to dorsal-fin length (41.3-52.3% SL vs. 53.6-57.5 % SL), by caudal-peduncle depth (7.4-10.5 % SL vs. 11.2-17.8 % SL) and by the length of the snout (16.8-18.0% HL vs. 18.3-30.7% HL). Differs from Hyphessobrycon columbianus by the distance from the dorsal fin to the anal fin (32.7-42.9 % SL vs. 44.0-46.1 % SL), by the length of the upper jaw (13.7-16.4 % HL vs. 18.2-30.7 % HL); and by snout length (16.8-18.0 % HL vs. 21.0-30.8 % HL); from Hyphessobrycon condotensis in having a high number of scales between the lateral line and the dorsal fin (7-8 vs. 6), and by the number of simple rays in the anal fin (iv vs. iii); from Hyphessobrycon sebastiani by the number of transverse scales (31-33 vs. 35-36), and the number of scales between the lateral line and the dorsal fin (7 vs. 8) (Ref. 92992).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
García-Alzate, C.A., C. Román-Valencia and D.C. Taphorn, 2013. Una nueva especie de Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) de la cuenca del río Telembí, vertiente sur del Pacifico, Colombia. Revista de Biologìa Tropical (International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation) 61(1):181-192. (Ref. 92992)
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=0.01288 (0.00609 - 0.02725), b=3.05 (2.88 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .