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); taguae: Named for La Tagua creek, near Puerto Leguizamo, Putumayo, its type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 84248)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 18 - 20;
Vertebrae: 33 - 34. This species is distinguished from other members of its species group by the following characters: 5-6 pored lateral-line scales (vs. 7-23), conical maxillary teeth (vs. maxillary teeth tri- or multicuspid); 5 infraorbitals (vs. 6 except in H. heterorhabdus and H. amaronensis with 5); mean body depth 29.65 % SL (vs. 35.71-42.12%; except in H. heterorhabdus with mean body depth 30.39 and H. diancistrus with 23.70); mean upper jaw length 18.94% SL (vs. 22.70-30.51%; except H. amaronensis with 15.66%); presence of a red band above the dark lateral band (vs. without band); males with hooks on all fins (vs. spines not on all fins) (Ref. 84248).
Found over organic detritus and decomposing vegetation, apparent water color was brown to black, low dissolved oxygen (0.42-0.75 mg/l), as was conductivity (42-43 ?s) and oxygen saturation (5.3-10 %), slightly acidic pH (6.0-6.2). Two of the five stomachs of cleared and stained specimens contain insects (100 %N, 85. 71%V) and unidentified digested material (14.28%V) (Ref. 84248).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
García-Alzate, C.A., C. Román-Valencia and D.C. Taphorn, 2008. Two new species of Hyphessobrycon (Pisces: Characiformes: Characidae) from Putumayo River, with keys to the Colombian Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus-group species. Brenesia 70:33-46. (Ref. 84248)
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=0.01288 (0.00604 - 0.02750), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), 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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .