Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Aquarium species reach 7.0 cm. TL (Ref. 1672).
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Distribution

South America: coastal rivers of Trinidad and northern Venezuela and from the Meta River basin.
  • Weitzman, S.H. 2003 Glandulocaudinae (Characins, tetras). p. 222-230. 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. 38597)
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Coastal rivers of Trinidad and northern Venezuela and Meta River basin: Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 70 mm TL
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Max. size

4.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38597))
  • Weitzman, S.H. 2003 Glandulocaudinae (Characins, tetras). p. 222-230. 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. 38597)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.8; dH range: 25
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Males deposit sperm capsules in the oviduct. Fertilization takes place at spawning without the male being present.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Corynopoma riisei

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.

Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

ACCCTTTACCTAGTATTCGGTGCCTGAGCTGGAATAGTTGGCACAGCCCTT---AGCCTTCTTATTCGAGCAGAATTAAGTCAGCCTGGGTCTCTACTAGGCGAT---GATCAAATTTATAATGTTATTGTAACTGCACATGCGTTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTGATACCCGTAATAATTGGAGGCTTTGGAAACTGACTCGTTCCCCTAATG---ATTGGGGCCCCCGACATAGCCTTCCCCCGAATAAATAACATAAGTTTTTGACTTTTACCACCGTCTTTCCTTCTCCTATTAGCCTCTTCTGGGGTTGAAGCTGGAGCAGGAACAGGTTGAACTGTTTATCCCCCTCTTGCCGGAAACCTCGCACATGCAGGGGCTTCTGTAGATCTT---ACTATTTTTTCACTTCACCTTGCCGGAGTGTCCTCTATTTTAGGGGCAATTAATTTTATTACTACAATTATTAACATAAAACCCCCAGCCATCTCTCAGTATCAAACCCCCCTATTTGTCTGAGCTGTCCTAATTACAGCTGTACTTCTCCTTCTCTCACTCCCAGTATTGGCAGCC---GGAATCACAATACTCTTAACAGACCGAAATCTTAATACCTCCTTCTTTGACCCCGCAGGTGGAGGAGACCCAATTCTTTATCAACACCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Corynopoma riisei

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Wikipedia

Corynopoma riisei

Corynopoma riisei, the swordtail characin, is a species of characin found in Colombia, Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. It is also kept as an aquarium fish. This species is the only member of its genus.

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