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Biology

Collection sites have rapids with clear flowing water, pools and some areas of slow current. Bottom substrate includes mud, sand and mostly stones. Water depth ranges from 0.40-2m and temperate of the water near surface during summer is about 26° C (Ref. 52417).
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Distribution

Iguazú River basin, Argentina.
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South America: Rio Iguazú basin, Argentina.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

6.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 52417))
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Diagnostic Description

Differs from all congeneric species by the combination of the following characters: premaxilla with 4-6 teeth on the outer row, teeth aligned and tricuspidate or tetracuspidate, maxillary teeth 3-4 and usually pentacuspidate, 18-21 branched anal-fin rays, lateral line with 36-38 perforated scales, a short peduncle (11.6-13.3% SL), a ventrally elongated black humeral spot, a very faint second humeral spot and a narrow black lateral band (Ref. 52417).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; depth range 0 - 2 m (Ref. 52417)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bryconamericus ikaa

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
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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