Hyphessobrycon paucilepis García-Alzate, Román-Valencia & Taphorn, 2008

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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);  paucilepis: Derived from the Greek words 'pauci', meaning few, and 'lepis', meaning scales, in reference to the low lateral and predorsal scale counts of this species.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: known only from the type locality and small adjacent drainages in Lara state, northern Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 2.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79635)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 23 - 24; Vertebrae: 32. The following characters separate this species from all other Venezuelan congeners: dorsal fin with three unbranched and eight branched rays, except in Hyphessobrycon notidanos, Hyphessobrycon oritoensis, Hyphessobrycon fernandezi; maxilla short; maxilla with one pentacuspid tooth; dentary with eight teeth; premaxilla with 2-3 teeth in the outer row; lateral scales 28-29; predorsal scales 9; no sexual dimorphism; dark lateral band extending from the upper rear margin o the opercle to the caudal peduncle and continuing as a rhomboidal peduncular blotch onto the middle caudal fin rays (Ref. 79635).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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García-Alzate, C.A., C. Román-Valencia and D.C. Taphorn, 2008. Revision of the Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus-group (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae), with description of two new species from Venezuela. Vertebrate Zoology 58(2):139-157. (Ref. 79635)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 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) .