Occurs in large river habitats in swift current and in rapids among dense stands of the rooted vascular Podostemonaceae, as wells as in small streams with current. Also inhabits small streams, rapids, bays and backwaters over sand, gravel and rocky bottoms (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