Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Frequently found in waters with slow current or the counter current zones of small creeks with clear water and sandy bottom. It occupies the upstream portion of rivers before a waterfall. Its capture in great numbers suggest a gregarious behavior (Ref. 12225). Its reproduction in captivity has not been reported (Ref. 27188). Maximum length 5.0 SL (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

South America: Upper Solimões, Mana and Approuague River basins.
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Upper Solimões, Mana and Approuague River basins: Brazil and French Guiana.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 50 mm SL
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Max. size

3.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Diagnostic Description

Lateral line incomplete.
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Type Information

Paratype for Hyphessobrycon copelandi
Catalog Number: USNM 120271
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1865
Locality: Tabatinga Brazil, Brazil, South America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon copelandi

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 21
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
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