Catalog Number: USNM 196090
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): K. Swegles
Year Collected: 1960
Locality: Upper Amazon, Surroundings of "Leticia" (Columbian District), Colombia, South America
- Holotype: Gery, J. 1961. Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 9 (9): 36, 7.
Diseases and Parasites
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon sweglesi
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 20
Species With Barcodes: 1
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
Hyphessobrycon sweglesi is a species of tetra that lives in the Orinoco River drainage basin in South America. The fish has a round black spot behind the gill-plate, a black band on the dorsal fin that is bordered above and below by creamy-white. The other fins are red same as the upper rim of the eye. The fish eats worms, small insects, and crustaceans. The species can lay up to 400 eggs that can hatch in a day and that are susceptible to fungus. The species' appearance is very similar to Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (black phantom tetra). The species' scientific name used to be Megalamphodus sweglisi and the species' common name is red phantom tetra.
- "Hyphessobrycon sweglesi (Géry, 1961) Red phantom tetra". FishBase. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
- McInerny, Derek; Geoffry Gerard (1989). All About Tropical Fish (4th ed.). Great Britain: Harrap Limited. p. 248. ISBN 0-8160-2168-6.
- "Red Phantom Tetra Information". Tropical Fish Aquariums. Retrieved 2009-11-05.
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