Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits creeks and rivers of moderate velocity between 40 and 60 m of elevation. Eats mainly terrestrial insects.
  • 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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Distribution

Central and South America: Atlantic slope of southern Costa Rica; Atlantic coastal streams of Panama; San Juan, Atrato, Dagua, and Patia Rivers, and around the mouth of the Magdalena River; Esmeraldas River.
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Atlantic slope of southern Costa Rica; Atlantic coastal streams of Panama, San Juan, Atrato, Dagua, and Patia rivers, and around mouth of Magdalena River; Esmeraldas River: Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 42.4 mm SL
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Max. size

4.4 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 panamensis
Catalog Number: USNM 78628
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): S. Meek & S. Hildebrand
Year Collected: 1911
Locality: Aqua Clara, Canal Zone, Panama, North America
  • Paratype: Meek, S. E. & Hildebrand, S. F. 1912. Field Museum of Natural History Publication. Zoological Series. 10 (6): 67.
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Cotype; Cotype for Hyphessobrycon panamensis
Catalog Number: USNM 120416
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Locality: Panama, Boqueron River, Panama, North America
  • Cotype:; Cotype:
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits creeks and rivers of moderate velocity between 40 and 60 m of elevation. Eats mainly terrestrial insects (Ref. 13676).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon panamensis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 10
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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