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); virolinica: Named for its type locality, Virolín in Santander state, Colombia.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.9 - 8.1. Tropical; ? - 28°C (Ref. 83529)
South America: Santander, Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 83529)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. Diagnosed from other species of Hemibrycon by the possession of the posterior end of the extrascapular spine surpassing the postemporal and the posterior end of the first proximal pterygiophores of dorsal fin of the same size as the anterior edge. Distinguished from Hemibrycon colombianus in having 40-44 pored scales in the lateral line; and from other species from the upper and middle Magdalena drainage by the absence of a lateral band and the presence of a pigmented adipose fin (Ref. 83529).
Inhabits creeks with surface temperature 15.8-27.5°C, air temperature 17.3-21.4°C, dissolved oxygen 4.3-7.9mg/l and 87-99% saturation, pH 6.9-8.1, width 2-10m, substrate composed of stone and sand, and water coffee colored (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) .