Brachyhypopomus regani  Crampton, de Santana, Waddell & Lovejoy, 2017

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Hypopomidae (Bluntnose knifefishes)
Etymology: Brachyhypopomus: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, hypo = under + Greek, poma, -atos = cover (Ref. 45335);  regani: Named for Charles Tate Regan (1878-1943), British ichthyologist, for his contributions to Neotropical ichthyology. A noun in the genitive case.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru, Suriname, and Venezuela. Known from the Amazon basin, Orinoco drainage, the Essequibo River, and some coastal drainages of Guyana.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.6 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116763); 14.1 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 165 - 205. Brachyhypopomus regani is distinguished from other species of the genus Brachyhypopomus by the following combination of characters: presence of accessory electric organ over opercular region (vs. absence in all congeners except B. bombilla and B. menezesi); dorsal surface with large dark blotches against a lighter background (vs. dorsal surface speckled with small brown chromatophores on a pale background in B. bombilla); and caudal filament length 11.1-17.9% of length to end of anal fin (vs. 24.-33.3% in B. menezesi) (Ref. 116763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs only in high-conductivity whitewater floodplains in floating rafts of macrophytes and leaf litter of newly-inundated forest. Feeds on aquatic insect larvae, microcrustacea, and other small aquatic invertebrates with a predominance of Chironomidae larvae. Spawns in floating macrophytes during the rising and high water period (Ref. 116763).

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Crampton, W.G.R., C.D. de Santana, J.C. Waddell and N.R. Lovejoy, 2017. A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical electric fish genus Brachyhypopomus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae), with descriptions of 15 new species. Neotrop. ichthyol. 14(4):e150146. (Ref. 116763)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00372 (0.00145 - 0.00954), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), 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) .