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: lineomaculata: Derived from the Latin lineo, meaning line, and maculata, meaning spotted, in allusion to the longitudinal series of aligned spots characteristic of the new species. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Juruena basin, upper rio Tapajós basin, Mato Grosso State in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104871)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32. Moenkhausia lineomaculata can be easily diagnosed from all congeners, except M. cosmops, M. cotinho, M. diktyota, M. forestii, M. oligolepis, M. sanctaefilomenae, and M. pyrophthalma by having a reticulated color pattern on body formed by dark pigmentation on the posterior portion of the scales (vs. absence). It further differs from all congeners, except M. cosmops, M. cotinho, M. forestii, M. oligolepis, M. sanctaefilomenae, and M. pyrophthalma by having a light area preceding the dark caudal peduncle blotch (vs. absence). It is distinguished from all the aforementioned species, except M. cotinho by having longitudinal series of dark dots on body (vs. absence), and from M. cotinho by the humeral blotch evenly pigmented along its length (vs. dorsal portion of the humeral blotch distinctly darker) and by having the longitudinal line formed by subjacent dark pigmentation along horizontal septum starting approximately at the vertical through dorsal-fin origin (vs. starting slightly posterior to the humeral blotch) (Ref. 104871).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dagosta, F.C., M.M.F. Marinho and R.C. Benine, 2015. A new species of Moenkhausia Eigenmann (Characiformes: Characidae) from the upper rio Juruena basin, Central Brazil. Zootaxa 4032(4):417-425. (Ref. 104871)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.01380 (0.00591 - 0.03225), b=3.05 (2.87 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .