Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Jupiaba: An indigenous word from Brazil, in the region where Angela (Ichthyologist) was born and discovered several new fishes. (Personal communication from Barry Chernoff, Curator Fishes/Museum of Chicago; poekotero: Specific name derived from 'poekotero' (poe, waterfall; kotero, warder), the common name of the species among the Tuyuka people, which means the warder of the waterfalls.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: known only from the Rio Tiquié, upper Rio Negro basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54762)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 24 - 28;
Vertebrae: 35. Distinguished from its congeners by the presence of an unpigmented, horizontally-oriented, roughly oval area on the proximal portion of the caudal-fin lobes, bordered posteriorly by dark pigmentation (Ref. 54762).
Collected exclusively by seining beaches in pools immediately downstream of waterfalls or rapids, but not in the rapids themselves (Ref. 54762). Apparently avoids small forest streams (Ref. 54762). Feeds on filamentous algae, fragments of Podostemaceae, terrestrial and aquatic Hemipterans, adults and larvae of Trichopterans and odonate nymphs (Ref. 54762).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Zanata, A.M. and F.C.T. Lima, 2005. New species of Jupiaba (Characiformes: Characidae) from Rio Tiquié, Upper Rio Negro Basin, Brazil. Copeia 2005(2):272-278. (Ref. 54762)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.01318 (0.00593 - 0.02930), b=3.08 (2.89 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.33 se; Based on food items.
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .