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); clavatus: Named after the species' club-shaped body form ('Clava lat' meaning club).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 105293)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished by the following characters: undeveloped humeral spot and the dark diffuse longitudinal band is indifferent developed; longitudinal band starts behind the operculum or below the dorsal fin and runs to the tips of the middle rays of the caudal fin; a golden or silvery stripe above the longitudinal band is not developed; body relatively short and high, looks somewhat like a club, body depth 3.04 (2.69-3.32) times in body length; maxillary bone with (mean) 6 (6.40, 4-8) conical to tricuspid teeth; outer row of the praemaxillary bone are in the mean 2 (1.68. 1-3 ) tricuspid teeth; in a longitudinal row are 31 (31.27. 30-32) scales; lateral line relatively short and has developed in the mean 5 (5.18, 4-6) pored scales; in males, ventral fins reach beyond the origin of anal fin, not in the females; presence of small hooks on the first 6-7 divided fin rays of the anal fin of the males, also on the first fin rays of the ventral fins; 4 (4.18. 3-5) scales are on the beginning of the base of anal fin; vertebrae mean 32 (32.72, 32-33); branched (?) anal fin rays, mean 19 (18.81, 17-20) (Ref. 105293).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zarske, A., 2015. Hyphessobrycon clavatus spec. nov.- ein neuer Salmler aus Peru (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). Vert. Zool. 65(3):287-296. (Ref. 105293)
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) .