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); quindos: The specific epithet refers to the native Latin American people known as the
Quindos, who once occupied the type locality of this new species. A substantive noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Río Quindío Basin, upper Cauca in Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83529)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. Diagnosed from other species of the genus Hemibrycon by having cartilaginous protuberance, rounded on all branched anal fin in males; absence of a fold on the anterior end of maxilla; (vs. maxilla with folding only at posterior end, except in Hemibrycon rafaelense); and 35-40 pored scales in the lateral line (vs. 40-46; except 46-54 in Hemibrycon colombianus). This is similar to Hemibrycon boquiae in having the depressed pectoral-fin falling short of the pelvic-fins origin and in its morphometric and meristic values; the species also differs in the form of the pelvic bone (blunt and osseous in the Hemibrycon quindos, rounded and with cartilage in Hemibrycon boquiae), form of orbitosphenoid (short and wide in Hemibrycon quindos, slender and elongate in Hemibrycon boquiae), and the number of small teeth on the dentary (ten in Hemibrycon quindos, five in Hemibrycon boquiae) (Ref. 83529).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C. and D.K. Arcila-Mesa, 2010. Five new species of Hemibrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Río Magdalena basin, Colombia. Revista de Biología Tropical (International Journal of Tropical Biology and Conservation) 58 (1):339-356. (Ref. 83529)
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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .