Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Rhoadsiinae
Etymology: Rhoadsia: Because of Samuel N. Rhodes, naturalist and explorer. Personal communication of Alexandre Cardoso(*), cited by Fowler, H.W., 1911, "New fresh water fish from western Ecuador. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 63, 493-520. More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 12468)
South America: Pacific drainage basins in western Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38501); 9.0 cm TL (female)
Restricted to lowlands, in slow running creeks (Ref. 598). Maximum length for female from Ref. 26486.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Male guards nest and cleans eggs.
Cardoso, A.R., 2003. Subfamily Rhoadsiinae (Characins, tetras). p. 213-214. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38501)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.7500 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01995 (0.00906 - 0.04395), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm=0.7).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .