Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species occurs in Central and South America; in the Chagres, Tuira, Bayano, and Santa María River basins in Panama and the Baudó, San Juan, Atrato, and Pacific coastal drainages in Colombia and in Panama.
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Colombia and Panama.
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Central and South America: Chagres, Tuira, Bayano, and Santa María River basins in Panama and Baudó, San Juan, Atrato and Pacific coastal drainages in Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

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

Paratype for Bryconamericus emperador
Catalog Number: USNM 306565
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Bransford
Locality: Empire Sta., Panama, Panama, North America
  • Paratype: 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 33 (1556): 26.
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Holotype for Bryconamericus emperador
Catalog Number: USNM 55651
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Bransford
Locality: Empire Sta., Panama, Panama, North America
  • Holotype: 1907. Proceedings of the United States National Museum. 33 (1556): 26.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
B. emperador is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) fish that inhabits streams and rivers. It is an active, schooling fish that eats fruit, seeds and insects. They have been found to spawn in temporary tributaries in June with the first floods of the rainy season (Kramer 1978).

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.5 - 7.0; dH range: 10
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bryconamericus emperador

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 16
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Reis, R & Lima, F.

Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)

Contributor/s

Justification
Assessed as Least Concern due to its high abundance, wide distribution and the lack of any known major widespread threats.
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Population

Population
Locally abundant species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no threats currently known for this species.
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Least Concern (LC)
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place.
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