Distinguished from all other congeners, except B. colaroja, by its red caudal fin and greenish-silver body. Differs from all other Creatochanes, including B. colaroja, by the following combination of characters: posterior extension of maxilla not reaching vertical through articulation between second and third infraorbital; third infraorbital not contacting preopercle ventrally or at angle; 17-19 circumdorsal scales; no humeral mark; no caudal fin ocellus; anal fin pigment dense but restricted to margins of fin rays, not forming band; 18-19, rarely 20 precaudal vertebrae; anal fin originating under 18-19th centrum, rarely 20; dorsal fin originating above 10th, rarely 11th centrum; cheeks absence of conspicuous blotch of pigment ; caudal fin lobes equal in length (Ref. 47228).
- Chernoff, B., F. Provenzano, P.W. Willink and P. Petry 2002 Bryconops imitator, a new species from the Rio Caura basin of Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 13(3):193-202. (Ref. 47228) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=47228&speccode=60379
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