Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins; tetras) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335); ecai: From the Tupi-Guarani eçai, meaning small eye, in allusion to the smaller eye diameter in comparison to other Bryconamericus species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Subtropical; 0°C -
South America: Laguna dos Patos drainage in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54750)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Distinguished from other species of Bryconamericus by the combination of the following characters: body depth 33.1-36.9% SL, mean 34.9; eye diameter 31.1-33.9% HL, mean 32.3; snout length 26.8-32.4% HL, mean 29.6; branched anal-fin rays 15-18; teeth of inner row of premaxilla tricuspid or pentacuspid; teeth compressed distally; and males with bony hooks on pelvic and anal fins (Ref. 54750).
Occurs in a creek with clear to turbid water, light to moderate water current and bottom with stones and sand (Ref. 54750).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
da Silva, J.F.P., 2004. Two new species of Bryconamericus Eigenmann (Characiformes: Characidae) from southern Brazil. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 2(2):55-60. (Ref. 54750)
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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 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) .