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); montagi: Named for Luciano F.A. Montag ('Miúdo'), who collected part of the material of the species and in recognition of his contributions to the knowledge of the ichthyofauna from the lower portion of the Amazon basin. A genitive noun.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: headwaters of the rio Arapiuns (rio Branco and rio Aruã), lower rio
Tapajós basin, and small direct tributary of the Rio Amazonas (igarapé da Ponte) in Pará state, Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97524)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 21 - 25;
Vertebrae: 31 - 34. Hyphessobrycon montagi is distinguished from all its congeners, with exception of H. balbus, H. bifasciatus, H. columbianus, H. condotensis, H. flammeus, H. griemi, H. isiri, H. itaparicensis, H. savagei, H. sebastiani, H. togoi, H. tortuguerae, and H. weitzmanorum, by having two well-defined humeral blotches. It differs from all these species by the having the following characters: a well-defined caudal peduncle blotch (vs. caudal peduncle blotch absent in all aforementioned species, with the exception of H. isiri and H. togoi); a horizontally-elongated oval, very well-defined first humeral blotch (vs. first humeral blotch moderately conspicuous, vertically elongated, and approximately rectangular in shape); and first and second humeral blotches are connected via a narrow, short stripe (vs. humeral blotches not connected) (Ref. 97524).
Found only in clear-water terra firme streams, i.e., streams dissecting the uplands, above the periodically flooded igapó forest, as the Igarapé Socó Barroso, the type locality. These streams have width ranging from 0.80 to 20 m, moderate water current (0.1-0.7 m/s), clear,
sandy bottom with pebbles, mud, leaf litter, and submerged logs, often also presenting aquatic macrophytes, pH ranging from 5.8 to 7.44, and water temperature ranging from 24.9° to 29.1°C. Ripe oocytes were observed in females collected in March and August (Ref. 97524).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lima, F.C.T., D.P. Coutinho and W.B. Wosiacki, 2014. A new Hypherssobrycon (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Characidae) from the middle Amazon basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 3872(2):167-179. (Ref. 97524)
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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .