Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in small river with sandy and rocky bottoms in areas of low current flow.
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Distribution

South America: Feitoria Creek and tributaries in Caí River basin, Laguna dos Patos drainage.
  • 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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Feitoria Creek and tributaries in Caí River basin, Laguna dos Patos drainage, Brazil.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Analsoft rays: 19 - 22
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Size

Max. size

5.6 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 33287))
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Diagnostic Description

Its elongated body with greatest depth 24.6-29.8% of SL; lack of dark pigmentation on the distal tips of the caudal fin; 3 or 4 maxillary teeth. Bryconamericus lambariis further distinguished from B. iheringii by the shallower body depth and shorter pelvic fins; distinguished from B. stramineus in its absence of a conspicuous and wide midlateral stripe (present in B. stramineus).
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Type Information

Paratype for Bryconamericus lambari Malabarba & Kindel
Catalog Number: USNM 324628
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): A. Kindel & E. Isaia
Year Collected: 1991
Locality: Small Creek Flowing Into Arroio Feitoria, Under Bridge of Ipiranga Avenue, Dois Irmaos, Rio Grande Do Sol State, Brazil., Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, South America
  • Paratype: Malabarba, L. R. & Kindel, A. 1995. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 108 (4): 680, fig. 1.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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