Overview

Distribution

South America: Meta River basin.
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Meta River basin: Colombia and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from congeners from the Orinoco and Lake Maracaibo basins by having teeth of outer premaxillary row arranged in straight line and six to eight small lateral teeth on dentary (Ref. 86277).
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Type Information

Holotype for Bryconamericus loisae Gery
Catalog Number: USNM 198645
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Collector(s): R. Socolof
Year Collected: 1963
Locality: Colombia: Rio Manacacias Into Upper Rio Meta, At Restrepo, ca. 200 Miles (320 km) E of Bogota, Colombia, South America
  • Holotype: Gery, J. 1964. Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 12 (5): 46, fig. 12.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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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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