Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinopsidae
(Neotropical silversides) > Atherinopsinae
Etymology: Odontesthes: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek,esthes = suit, something used to wrap (Ref. 45335); piquava: Specific name joins part of the names of the lagoas Pinguela, Quadros and Itapeva, along the area of distribution of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Subtropical
South America: interconnected lakes of the rio Tramandai drainage, southern Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116661)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 4 - 6;
soft rays: 16 - 20;
Vertebrae: 47 - 49. Scales in lateral series above lateral band 47-53; and predorsal scales 24-26 (Ref. 47314). Differs from O. bicudo and O. ledae by the following characters: thin fragile premaxilla, not projected anteriorly in its medialmost portion; ventral head profile usually split into two straight sections, forming an angle at the retroarticular joint; snout short, as long as wide in dorsal view; mouth slightly upturned in lateral view and positioned above a horizontal line crossing near the center of eye and above a horizontal line crossing near the middle of head depth (Ref. 47314).
Occurs exclusively in freshwater (Ref. 47314).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wingert, J.M., J. Ferrer and L.R. Malabarba, 2017. Review of the Odontesthes perugiae species group from Río de La Plata drainage, with the description of a new species (Atherinomorpha: Atherinopsidae). Zootaxa 4250(6):501-528. (Ref. 116661)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00631 (0.00265 - 0.01501), b=3.03 (2.82 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.7 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .