Overview

Distribution

South America: Upper Orinoco and upper Negro River basins.
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Upper Orinoco and upper Negro River basins: Brazil and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8 - 9; Analsoft rays: 23 - 29; Vertebrae: 31 - 33
  • Weitzman, S.H. and L. Palmer 1997 A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Teleostei: Characidae) from Neblina region of Venezuela and Brazil, with comments on the putative 'rosy tetra clade'. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3):209-242. (Ref. 13676)
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Size

Maximum size: 33.1 mm SL
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Max. size

3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13676))
  • Weitzman, S.H. and L. Palmer 1997 A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Teleostei: Characidae) from Neblina region of Venezuela and Brazil, with comments on the putative 'rosy tetra clade'. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3):209-242. (Ref. 13676)
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Type Information

Paratype for Hyphessobrycon epicharis Weitzman & Palmer
Catalog Number: USNM 272354
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Bone Stain
Collector(s): R. Vari et al.
Year Collected: 1984
Locality: Venezuela: Territorio Federal Amazonas; Departamento Rio Negro; Small Cano Off Cano Urami, Just Upriver of Santa Lucia., Amazonas, Venezuela, South America
Depth (m): 0.5
  • Paratype: Weitzman, S. H. & Palmer, L. F. 1997. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 7 (3): 214, figs 1-5.
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Paratype for Hyphessobrycon epicharis Weitzman & Palmer
Catalog Number: USNM 272358
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Vari et al.
Year Collected: 1984
Locality: Venezuela: Territorio Federal Amazonas; Departamento Rio Negro; Cano Chola, Where Crossed By Road From San Carlos De Rio Negro To Solano., Amazonas, Venezuela, South America
Depth (m): 1
  • Paratype: Weitzman, S. H. & Palmer, L. F. 1997. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 7 (3): 214, figs 1-5.
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Paratype for Hyphessobrycon epicharis Weitzman & Palmer
Catalog Number: USNM 272362
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Vari & et al.
Year Collected: 1984
Locality: Venezuela: Territorio Federal Amazonas; Departamento Rio Negro; Cano Manu Tributary of Casiquiare Canal Approximately 250 m Upstream of Solano., Amazonas, Venezuela, South America
Depth (m): 0.5
  • Paratype: Weitzman, S. H. & Palmer, L. F. 1997. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 7 (3): 214, figs 1-5.
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Paratype for Hyphessobrycon epicharis Weitzman & Palmer
Catalog Number: USNM 315611
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Ferraris & R. Royero
Year Collected: 1984
Locality: Venezuela: Territorio Federal De Amazonas, Departamento De Rio Negro, Rio Mawarinuma, Tributary Mouth 3 km Downstream From Neblina Base Camp On Left Bank., Amazonas, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Weitzman, S. H. & Palmer, L. F. 1997. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 7 (3): 214, figs 1-5.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon epicharis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 13
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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