Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits streams, being more abundant in pools than in regions with rapid current.
  • Vari, R.P., A.S. Harold, C.A. Lasso and A. Machado- Allison 1993 Creagrutus lepidus, a new species from the Rio Roa system, Yaracuy State, Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):351-356. (Ref. 26732)
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Distribution

South America: Aroa and Urama River basins, Caribbean versant drainage of Venezuela.
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Aroa and Urama River basins, Caribbean versant drainages of Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Analsoft rays: 11 - 13; Vertebrae: 34 - 35
  • Vari, R.P., A.S. Harold, C.A. Lasso and A. Machado- Allison 1993 Creagrutus lepidus, a new species from the Rio Roa system, Yaracuy State, Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):351-356. (Ref. 26732)
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Size

Maximum size: 42.4 mm SL
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Max. size

4.7 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 35140))
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Type Information

Paratype for Creagrutus lepidus Vari et al.
Catalog Number: USNM 325045
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): C. Lasso & J. Medina
Year Collected: 1985
Locality: Venezuela. Yaracuy: Rio Aroa System; Quebrada El Charal; Finca El Jaguar, Sierra De Aroa, Yaracuy, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Vari, R. P., et al. 1993. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 4 (4): 352, fig. 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range ? - 3 m (Ref. 26732)
  • Vari, R.P., A.S. Harold, C.A. Lasso and A. Machado- Allison 1993 Creagrutus lepidus, a new species from the Rio Roa system, Yaracuy State, Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(4):351-356. (Ref. 26732)
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Depth: 0 - 3m.
Recorded at 3 meters.
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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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