Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits clear to slightly turbid standing water at low elevations and along the edges of swamps (Ref. 11225). Occurs frequently in brackish waters (Ref. 11225). Maximum length of aquarium specimen 4.0 TL (Ref. 12468).
  • 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 America: Trinidad.
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Trinidad Island, Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

2.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Type Information

Paratype for Hyphessobrycon axelrodi
Catalog Number: USNM 177553
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): H. Axelrod
Year Collected: 1958
Locality: Trinidad: Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago, North America
  • Paratype: Travassos, H. 1959. Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 7 (7): 5, 1-3.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 5.5 - 6.0
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Depth range based on 3 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 0.255 - 0.4

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 0.255 - 0.4
 
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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: highly commercial
  • Kenny, J.S. 1995 Views from the bridge: a memoir on the freshwater fishes of Trinidad. Julian S. Kenny, Maracas, St. Joseph, Trinidad and Tobago. 98 p. (Ref. 11225)
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