Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Serrasalmidae
Etymology: Utiaritichthys: A waterfall in Papagayo river, Matto Grosso, named Utiariti in Campo Novo do Paresis, Sapezal; esguiceroi: Named for André L. H. Esguícero, who collected the holotype and paratypes of the new species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Juruena, Tapajós drainage, upriver of Salto de Utiariti (waterfall) in Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96883)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 35. Utiaritichthys esguiceroi is distinguished from its congeners by having 99-101 perforated scales on the lateral line (vs. 69-72 in U. sennaebragai, and 78-82 in U. longidorsalis), 17-19 prepelvic spines (vs. 9-10 in U. sennaebragai, and 28-31 in U. longidorsalis), 20-21 postpelvic spines (vs. 15-17 in U. sennaebragai, and 14 in U. longidorsalis), and 23-25 circumpeduncular scales (vs. 30-48 in U. sennaebragai, and 33-35 in U. longidorsalis). It can be further diagnosed from U. longidorsalis by having larger interdorsal width 11.8-15.6 % of SL (vs. 7.1-7.9% of SL), and larger adipose-fin base length 4.2-5.8 % of SL (vs. 3.7-3.8% of SL) (Ref. 96883).
Adults swim in the main river channel of Rio Juruena, mostly in riffles and rapids. Juveniles occur in calm portions of the Rio Juruena, usually near the margins. Juveniles were reported to feed on aquatic and terrestrial insects and particulate organic matter, while adults almost exclusively on Podostemaceae macrophytes and filamentous algae, both typical of riffles and rapids (Ref. 96883).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Pereira, T.N.A. and R.M.C. Castro, 2014. A new species of Utiaritichthys Miranda Ribeiro (Characiformes: Serrasalmidae) from the Serra dos Parecis, Tapajós drainage. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 12(2):397-402. (Ref. 96883)
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
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02089 (0.00658 - 0.06634), b=3.02 (2.76 - 3.28), 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 (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .