Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Gephyrocharax: Greek, gephyra = bridge + Greek, charax = a marine fish without identification (Ref. 45335); torresi: The name is treated as a patronym in gratitude and recognition of Mauricio Torres who collected the material on which the description is based.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
South America: Río Cascajales basin, río Magdalena system in Colombia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93810); 4.2 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. This species is easily diagnosed from other species of Gephyrocharax, except G. melanocheir, by the absence or vestigial adipose fin (vs. presence of a well developed
adipose fin), the form of lateral branched pectoral-fin ray of males which has a highly developed branching pattern that distally forms a fan-shaped structure with minute branches (vs. less extensive branching pattern not distally forming a fan-shaped structure with such minute branches), and the distal portion of this pectoral-fin ray in males with minute bony hooks (vs. hooks absent) and a dark blotch or a few scattered dark brown chromatophores along its branches (vs. blotch or chromatophores absent). It differs from G. melanocheir by the following characters: intense black pigmentation at the base of the anterior five dorsal-fin rays absent (vs. present); 40-41 vertebrae (vs. 38-39); frontals contacting each other anterior to epiphyseal bar in adults (vs. the absence of contact); the posterior margin of the mesethmoid straight in its central portion (vs. strongly concave at this point); the pouch scale of mature males reaching caudal-fin ray 11 or the area between caudal-fin rays 11 and 12 (vs. reaching only to caudal fin ray 10 or the area between caudal-fin rays 9 and 10); 60-88 minute terminal branches of the lateral branched pectoral-fin ray of mature males (vs. 28-54); the longer midlateral black body stripe in males, reaching to the base of the caudal-fin rays (vs. reaching to the middle of the caudal peduncle); and the snout length 28.3-31.8% HL (vs. 22.1-28.0% HL) (Ref. 93810).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vanegas-Ríos, J.A., M.d.l.M. Azpelicueta, J.M. Mirande and M.D.G. Gonzalez, 2013. Gephyrocharax torresi (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae) , a new species from the río Cascajales basin, río Magdalena system, Colombia. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 11(2):275-284. (Ref. 93810)
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
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01148 (0.00494 - 0.02670), b=2.99 (2.80 - 3.18), 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) .