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: Hasemania: Because of John D. Haseman, the American collector of fishes (Ref. 45335); uberaba: Named for rio Uberaba, where the species is found. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Rio Uberaba, rio Grande basin, upper rio Paraná basin in Brazil.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 104709)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 34 - 35. Hasemania uberaba can be distinguished from congeners by the possession of the following characsters: a black, vertically-elongate humeral spot (vs. spot absent except for H. crenuchoides, H. kalunga, H. nambiquara, and H. piatan); a single ossification in the position primitively occupied by infraorbitals four and five (vs. infraorbitals four and five separate, except in H. kalunga and H. piatan); 4 inner row premaxillary teeth (vs. 5 except in H. nana, H. melanura, and H. piatan); and scales covering the anal-fin base (vs. scales absent except in H. crenuchoides, H. hanseni, H. maxillaris, H. melanura, H. nambiquara and H. nana). It differs also from H. kalunga and H. piatan by having 14-18 circumpeduncular scales (vs. 10-12); from H. hanseni, H. maxillaris, and H. nambiquara by having 10-15 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 16-19); from H. hanseni, H. melanura, and H. nana by having 6-10 scales covering the anal-fin base (vs. 2-5); and from H. maxillaris and H. nambiquara by having 7-8 branched dorsal-fin rays (vs. 9). In addition, H. uberaba can be further diagnosed from H. melanura by having maxillary teeth (vs. absent); from H. maxillaris by having, 6-7 branched pelvicfin rays (vs. 5); from H. nambiquara by lacking a broad black band in the midlateral line from the humeral region to the caudal-fin (vs. presence of such band). Most specimens of H. uberaba possess 18 principal caudal-fin rays (vs. 19 in most other species except H. piatan) (Ref. 104709).
Known only from its type locality in the headwaters of the rio Uberaba. These headwaters are
marshlands with abundant Cyperaceae, Poaceae and algae, crystalline water and muddy bottom. Collected together with a new genus and new species of Crenuchidae, the most abundant species (under analysis), Hyphessobrycon uaiso and Rivulus sp. Feeds on angiosperms, Chironomidae larvae (Diptera) and Trichopterans (Ref. 104909).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Serra, J.P. and F. Langeani, 2015. A new Hasemania Ellis from the upper rio Paraná basin, with the redescription of Hasemania crenuchoides Zarske & Géry (Characiformes: Characidae). Neotrop. Ichthyol. 13(3):479-486. (Ref. 104709)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5020 [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
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .