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: Hyphessobrycon: Greek, hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335); rutiliflavidus: Derived from the Latin adjectives rutilus (reddish), and flavidus (yellowish), in reference to the in vivo coloration of fins, respectively, in males and females.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: known only from córrego Pipa, upper Rio Paraguai in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74929)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 23;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Distinguished from all other members of the genus Hyphessobrycon by the following combination of characters: black humeral spot, slightly diffuse at its tips; presence of caudal-peduncle blotch; midlateral longitudinal body stripe, conspicuous in its posteriormost portion , from vertical through anterior third of pectoral fin to caudal-peduncle blotch, reaching to the tips of the middle caudal rays; iii,15 - iv,9 anal fin rays (mode iv,17); upper jaw length 42.3-49.5% HL; 2-5 teeth (mode 3) on maxilla; all fins reddish orange in males and yellowish in females (Ref. 74929).
Prefers to inhabit lentic areas with cold and transparent water and with mostly silt and rock substrates (Ref. 74929). Occurs syntopically with Parodon aff. nasus, Astyanax asuncionensis, Knodus chapadae, Hypostomus sp., Ancistrus sp. (Ref. 74929). Feeds on vascular plants, algae and arthropods belonging to Aranae and Hymenoptera-Formicidae (Ref. 74929).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Carvalho, F.R., F. Langeani, C.S. Miyazawa and W.P. Troy, 2008. Hyphessobrycon rutiliflavidus n.sp., a new characid fish from the upper rio Paraguai, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil (Characiformes: Characidae). Zootaxa 1674:39-49. (Ref. 74929)
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=0.01445 (0.00650 - 0.03213), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .