Overview

Distribution

Tocantins River basin, Brazil.
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South America: Tocantins River basin.
  • 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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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

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

Paratype for Caiapobrycon tucurui Malabarba & Vari
Catalog Number: USNM 357179
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): P. Silva
Year Collected: 1997
Locality: Para, Aquarium Specimens Collected In the Rio Tocantins At Tucurui Dam., Para, Brazil, South America
  • Paratype: Malabarba, L. R. & Vari, R. P. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (4): 316, figs 1-3.
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Paratype for Caiapobrycon tucurui Malabarba & Vari
Catalog Number: USNM 326199
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerine With Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): W. Starnes, M. Ribeiro, R. Mendonca & et al.
Year Collected: 1984
Locality: Brazil; D.F., Rio Maranhao, About 35 Air km N Brazilia (Tocantins Dr.)., Brazilian Federal District, Brazil, South America
Depth (m): 0.5 to 2
  • Paratype: Malabarba, L. R. & Vari, R. P. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (4): 316, figs 1-3.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Caiapobrycon tucurui

Caiapobrycon tucurui is a species of characin fish endemic to the Tocantins River basin in Brazil. A tropical freshwater fish, it is the only member of the Caiapobrycon genus, and is named for the town of Tucuruí. C. tucurui grows to a maximum length of 4.5 cm (1.8 in).

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