Overview

Distribution

South America: Paraguay River basin.
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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
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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