Hyphessobrycon wadai  Marinho, Dagosta, Camelier & Oyakawa, 2016

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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);  wadai: Named for Luiz Wada, an ornamental fish breeder and enthusiastic aquarist, in recognition of his help in many scientific researches with fishes.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: upper Rio Tapajós basin, Brazil.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 109743)

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Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Hyphessobrycon wadai
  • is distinguished from all congeners by the possession of the following characters: single humeral blotch present; no distinct caudal-peduncle blotch; no well-defined dark mid-lateral stripe on body, anal fin with 16-18 branched rays; dorsal fin with nine branched rays; and pelvic fin with six branched rays (Ref. 109743).
  • Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

    Inhabits clear water streams with moderate to rapid water currents, running over sand bottom. Feeds on filamentous algae, organic debris, unidentified insect larvae and fragments of adults of terrestrial insects and other unidentified arthropods (Ref. 109743).

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    Marinho, M.M.F., F.C.P. Dagosta, P. Camelier and O.T. Oyakawa, 2016. A name for the "blueberry tetra", an aquarium trade popular species of Hyphessobrycon Durbin (Characiformes: Characidae), with comments on fish species descriptions lacking accurate type locality. J. Fish Biol. 89(1):510-521. (Ref. 109743)

    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 = 0.5000   [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) .