Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

This small species exhibits a calm behavior. It was introduced in Germany in 1962 for the aquarium trade (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

Araguari and Oyapock rivers: Brazil and French Guiana.
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South America: Araguari and Oyapock River basins.
  • 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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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 30 mm TL
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Max. size

3.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13676))
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Type Information

Holotype for Hyphessobrycon takasei Gery
Catalog Number: USNM 198138
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): Takase
Year Collected: 1961
Locality: Brazil: Amapa Territory, Sierra De Navio Above Macapa, Lower Amazon Basin, Amapa, Brazil, South America
  • Holotype: Gery, J. 1964. Tropical Fish Hobbyist. 12 (7): 15, 2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquaculture: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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