Overview

Distribution

South America: Rio Canoas basin or tributaries flowing into this basin that belongs to the rio Uruguay basin in Brazil.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10
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Size

Max. size

5.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 86734))
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Diagnostic Description

Very similar to Diapoma speculiferum, both species sharing the posterior elongation of opercle and subopercle. Differs from this species in having red fins in live males (vs. pale to yellowish fins in live males), longer snout, 21.3-24.5% of head length (vs. 17-21.4% in head length), and pentacuspid maxillary teeth (vs. tricuspid) (Ref. 86734).Description: Dorsal fin ii, 8; anal-fin rays iv- v, 24-30; pectoral-fin rays i, 9-11; pelvic-fin rays i, 6. Lateral line incomplete, with 10-22 perforated scales on anterior segment, followed by 1-20 non-perforated scales and a posterior segment with 6-26 perforated scales in most specimens. Horizontal scale rows from dorsal-fin origin to anal-fin origin 9-11. Total gill rakers on first gill arch 12-14 (Ref. 86734).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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