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.
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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))
  • Malabarba, L.R. and A. Kindel 1995 A new species of the genus Bryconamericus Eigenmann, 1907 from southern Brazil (Ostariophysi: Characidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 108(4):679-686. (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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