Overview

Distribution

South America: Negro and Meta 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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Negro and Meta River basins: Brazil and Colombia.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 45 mm TL
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Max. size

3.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
  • 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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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.0 - 6.0; dH range: 5 - 12
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Diseases and Parasites

Sporozoa-infections, other. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Plistophora Disease in neon fish. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Pleistophora disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Nematode Infection (general). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Intestinal Worm Infection (general). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Internal Sporozoa Infection (general). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Dactylogyrus Gill Flukes Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
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Bacterial Gill Infection. Bacterial diseases
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hemigrammus bleheri

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Hemigrammus bleheri

Hemigrammus bleheri is a species of characin found in Amazon Basin in Brazil and Peru. It is a very popular aquarium fish, one of three species called rummy-nose tetra, but is also called firehead tetra according to FishBase. This species is found in the Rio Negro and Rio Meta basins.

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