Hyphessobrycon ericae Moreira & Lima, 2017

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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);  ericae: Named for the ichthyologist Érica Pellegrini Caramaschi, in recognition to her extensive contributions to the knowledge on Neotropical freshwater fish ecology, for presenting the first specimens of this species to the authors, and for patiently awaiting for almost two decades for the description of this species.

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: lower rio Trombetas basin and the adjacent small rio Jamari basin at the northern bank of the Amazon River, the rio Curuá-Una basin at the southern bank of the Amazon basin, and westward to tributaries of the middle rio Madeira basin in Pará, Amazonas, and Rondônia states, Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116179)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 19 - 25; Vertebrae: 32 - 34. Hyphessobrycon ericae is distinguished from all members of the genus, exceptH. amapaensis, H. heterorhabdus, H. montagi and H. wosiackii, by having humeral blotch continuous with midlateral stripe that becomes blurred posteriorly, not reaching beyond adipose fin (vs. humeral blotch, when present, not continuous with midlateral stripe, or stripe extending to caudal fin). It differs from H. amapaensis and H. heterorhabdus by having a caudal peduncle blotch (vs. absent); from H. montagi by having a single humeral blotch (vs. two connected humeral blotches); and from H. wosiackii by having humeral blotch vertically elongated (vs. humeral blotch rounded) (Ref. 116179).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This species inhabits small to medium-sized clearwater terra firme streams (i.e., streams that are not inundated during the flood season). Its type locality is characterized by a shallow first order clearwater stream, with sandy bottom and abundant aquatic vegetation. However, this species is often collected in sections of the stream that lack aquatic vegetation. Four specimens of this species have unidentified vegetal matter and insect remains in their stomach. Insect items that are recognizable include winged and wingless ants, and a small aquatic beetle (Ref. 116179).

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Moreira, C.R. and F.C.T. Lima, 2017. Two new Hyphessobrycon (Characiformes: Characidae) species from Central Amazon basin, Brazil. Zootaxa 4318(1):123-134. (Ref. 116179)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


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=0.01288 (0.00604 - 0.02750), b=3.06 (2.89 - 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) .