Amazonspinther dalmata  Bührnheim , Carvalho, Malabarba & Weitzman, 2008

Upload your photos and videos
Pictures | Google image
Image of Amazonspinther dalmata
No image available for this species;
drawing shows typical fish in this Family.

Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Cheirodontinae
Etymology: dalmata: From the Portuguese 'dalmata', in reference to the color pattern of the skin of the dogs of the Dalmatian breed which resembles the color of this species. A noun in apposition..   More on author: Weitzman.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range 0 - 1 m (Ref. 79887).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79887)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 11. The presence of three conspicuous black blotches on the base of the dorsal, anal, and caudal fins separates this species from all characid species. Distinguished from all other species of the Cheirodontinae by two uniquely derived characters, the anteriormost proximal radial of the anal fin with an anteriorly extended lamina entering the abdominal cavity, between the distal portions of the 12th to 14th pleural ribs and by the extremely elongate caudal peduncle 27.3-30.2% SL. Can be further diagnosed by having ventral procurrent caudal-fin rays 7-9 and hemal spines of one, two or sometimes three posterior caudal vertebrae directly articulating with the ventral procurrent caudal-fin rays (Ref. 79887).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions | Faunafri

South America: Rio Purus and Rio Madeira basins in Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality has slow current, muddy substratum, and silty, turbid water with abundant riparian vegetation and with maximum depth of 1.3 m. Also collected in a perceptible current with some submerged vegetation, transparent water, sandy and muddy substratum and riparian vegetation (Ref. 79887).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Buhrmheim, C.M., T.P. Carvalho, L.R. Malabarba and S.H. Weitzman, 2008. A new genus and species of characid fish from the Amazon basin- the recognition of a relictual lineage of a characid fishes (Ostariophysi: Cheirodontinae: Cheirodontini). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 6(4):663-678.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FisheriesWiki |

More information

Countries
FAO areas
Ecosystems
Occurrences
Introductions
Stocks
Ecology
Diet
Food items
Food consumption
Ration
Common names
Synonyms
Metabolism
Predators
Ecotoxicology
Reproduction
Maturity
Spawning
Fecundity
Eggs
Egg development
Age/Size
Growth
Length-weight
Length-length
Length-frequencies
Morphometrics
Morphology
Larvae
Larval dynamics
Recruitment
Abundance
References
Aquaculture
Aquaculture profile
Strains
Genetics
Allele frequencies
Heritability
Diseases
Processing
Mass conversion
Collaborators
Pictures
Stamps, Coins
Sounds
Ciguatera
Speed
Swim. type
Gill area
Otoliths
Brains
Vision

Tools

Special reports

Download XML

Internet sources

BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoobank | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .