Overview

Distribution

South America: Paraguay River basin.
  • 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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Paraguay River basin: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 14.9 mm SL
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Max. size

2.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 81048))
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Type Information

Paratype for Hyphessobrycon elachys Weitzman
Catalog Number: USNM 268474
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): N. Scott & et al.
Year Collected: 1981
Locality: Paraguay, San Pedro Dept. 3 km NE of Lima., San Pedro Department, Paraguay, South America
  • Paratype: Weitzman, M. J. 1985. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 98 (4): 800, 1-5.
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Holotype for Hyphessobrycon elachys Weitzman
Catalog Number: USNM 232393
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): N. Scott & L. Fitzgerald
Year Collected: 1981
Locality: Paraguay: San Pedro Dept.; 3 km N.E. of Lima, San Pedro Department, Paraguay, South America
Depth (m): 1
  • Holotype: Weitzman, M. J. 1985. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 98 (4): 800, 1-5.
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Paratype for Hyphessobrycon elachys Weitzman
Catalog Number: USNM 232381
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): O. Romero & L. Naylor
Year Collected: 1981
Locality: Paraguay: Paraguari Dept.; Parque Nacional Ybycui., Paraguari Department, Paraguay, South America
Depth (m): 1
  • Paratype: Weitzman, M. J. 1985. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 98 (4): 800, 1-5.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.2; dH range: 15
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon elachys

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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