Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Hemibrycon: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335); divisorensis: Named for its type locality, Zona Reservada Sierra del Divisor; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Río Ucayali drainage in Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75799); 8.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 25 - 28;
Vertebrae: 38 - 39. This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: a wide black asymmetrical spot covering base of caudal-fin rays, extending along entire length of caudal-fin rays 9 to 12-13 (except H. surinamensis); a black band in the lower half of the caudal peduncle from the region above the last anal-fin rays to the caudal-fin base; 4-5 scale rows below lateral line (vs. 5-9) except from H. mikrostiktos and H. surinamensis (Ref. 75799); differs from H. mikrostiktos by the number of branched anal-fin rays (24-30 vs. 18-21), and from H. surinamensis by the number of scale sheath along anal-fin base (17-22 vs. 12-17), and by the number of cusps in the inner row of the premaxilla teeth (5-7 vs. 4-5) (Ref. 85819).
Type specimens were collected at the tributaries of río Tapiche which are about 2-3 m wide with crystalline water, 0.3-0.5 m deep, medium water current, sandy substrate, and with moderate amount of riparian vegetation. This species has a typical aquasperm with a spherical to slightly ovoid nucleus , suggesting that the species is non-inseminating. It was not possible to verify the presence of spermatozoa in the ovaries due to the lack of mature females. Mature males possess bony hooks on rays of all fins, except the caudal fin; the presence of which may represent a secondary sexual character (Ref. 75799).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertaco, V.A. and L.R. Malabarba, 2010. A review of the Cis-Andean species of Hemibrycon Günther (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae), with description of two new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 8(4):737-770. (Ref. 85819)
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=0.00676 (0.00292 - 0.01565), b=3.13 (2.94 - 3.32), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .