Overview

Comprehensive Description

Hemigrammus cf. schmardae

MZUSP 92141 (1 ex. 18.0 mm SL), Brasil , Amazonas , Rio Negro, Rio Tiquie , Serra do Mucura community , Flávio C. T. Lima et al. , 10/09/2006 .

  • Ricardo C. Benine, Guilherme A. M. Lopes (2007): A new species of Hemigrammus Gill, 1858 (Characiformes: Characidae) from Rio Caura, Venezuela. Zootaxa 1610, 53-59: 58-58, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8F7DB5AE-2937-4AA4-A1AD-6561D71A16B6
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Biology

Maximum length reported to reach 5 cm TL (Ref. 2060).
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Distribution

South America: Amazon, Negro and Orinoco River basins.
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Amazon, Negro and Orinoco River basins: Brazil and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

3.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Type Information

Holotype for Hemigrammus schmardae
Catalog Number: USNM 198648
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): H. Axelrod
Year Collected: 1962
Locality: Upper Rio Negro, Near Tapurucuara, Amazonas, Brazil, South America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.8 - 7.2; dH range: 10 - 18
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Spawns during dawn.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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