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); vinaceus: From the Latin vinaceus (reddish), in allusion to the body coloration red or reddish observed in live specimens.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: known only from rio São João of the rio Pardo drainage in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75059)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Diagnosed from all congeners, except Hyphessobrycon melanostichos, Hyphessobrycon notidanos and the species of the rosy tetra clade by the red or reddish pigmented body in live specimens. Distinguished from the species included in the rosy tetra clade in the number of teeth in the inner row of the premaxilla (4 or 5 vs. 7 to 12), and in the number of branched anal-fin rays (15-17 vs. 22-29); differs from Hyphessobrycon melanostichos by the absence of a conspicuous longitudinal broad black band beginning on the posterior margin of orbit and reaching the tip of middle caudal fin rays; from Hyphessobrycon notidanos by the lack of an elongated dorsal fin in mature males, in the number of dorsal-fin rays (ii,9 vs. iii,8), and number of perforated lateral-line scales (10-26 vs. 6-9) (Ref. 75059).
The type locality, rio São João, is a fast running clear water and shallow river about 4-5 meters wide, with sandy bottom and large amount of riparian vegetation. Collected in rapid stretches just below a small waterfall (Ref. 75059).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertaco, V.A., L.R. Malabarba and J.A. Dergam, 2007. New Hyphessobrycon from the upper Rio Pardo drainage in eastern Brazil (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 5(3):245-249. (Ref. 75059)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.01479 (0.00653 - 0.03348), 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) .