Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins; tetras) > Stethaprioninae
Etymology: .diktyota: From the color pattern of the fish [diktyotos = reticulated].
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
South America: upper Negro River basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41101)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 20 - 22;
Vertebrae: 33. Color pattern on body reticulated, formed by dark pigmentation along the posterior portion of the scales. A horizontally elongate black stripe extends from a vertical through the last anal fin ray to tips of middle caudal fin rays. The caudal peduncle stripe is not preceded by a light area as that on M. oligolepis. The anterior humeral blotch is uniformly pigmented along its length. Lateral line incomplete (Ref. 41101).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lima, F.C.T. and M. Toledo-Piza, 2001. New species of Moenkhausia (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Rio Negro of Brazil. Copeia 2001(4):1058-1063. (Ref. 41101)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01202 (0.00517 - 0.02796), b=3.08 (2.91 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±0.5 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .