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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).
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Distribution

Central America: Trinidad.
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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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))
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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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
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: highly commercial
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