Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in well oxygenated, fast flowing waters (Ref. 26543). Not encountered above an elevation of 1,000 m (Ref. 26543). Omnivore, feeding on benthic invertebrates and small seeds (Ref. 26543).
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Distribution

South America: Maracaibo Lake basin and Gulf of Venezuela.
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Lake Maricabo basin and Gulf of Venezuela, Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 50 mm NG
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Max. size

6.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 28667))
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Type Information

Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121496
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venezuela: Rio Motatan 4 km. Above Motatan, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121495
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venezuela: Rio Palmar At Bridge 70 km. Southwest of Maracaibo, Zulia, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121494
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio Motatan At Bridge 22 km. North of Motatan, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121493
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venezuela: Rio Machango, 20 km. Above Bridge, South of Lagunillas, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121492
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venezuela: Rio Machango At Bridge South of Lagunillas, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121491
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venezuela: Rio Tachira, 7 km. North of San Antonio, Catatumba System, Maracaibo Basin., Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121490
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venezuela: Rio Motatan, 8 km. Below Motatan, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121489
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio Socuy 3 km. Above Mouth; Maracaibo Basin, Zulia, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121488
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio Negro Below Mouth of Rio Yasa, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121487
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerine With Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio Palmar Near Totuma About 100 km. S.W. of Maracaibo, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121486
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio Apon About 35 km. South of Rosario In Maracaibo Basin., Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121485
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio Jimelles 12 km. East of Motatan, Trib. Rio Motatan, Maracaibo Basin., Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121484
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerine With Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio San Juan Near Bridge, Trib. of Rio Motatan, Maracaibo Basin, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Paratype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121483
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio San Pedro At Bridge, Rio Motatan System, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Holotype for Creagrutus hildebrandi Schultz
Catalog Number: USNM 121482
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Schultz
Year Collected: 1942
Locality: Venez: Rio Tachira 7 km. South of San Antonio, Catatumba System, Venezuela, South America
  • Holotype: Schultz, L. P. 1882. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 5 (297): 330, 47, 48.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Found in well oxygenated, fast flowing waters. Not encountered above an elevation of 1,000 m. Omnivore, feeding on benthic invertebrates and small seeds.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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