Overview

Comprehensive Description

Hemigrammus cf. elegans

MCP 15315 , Brasil , Pará , Rio Tapajos , Itaituba , C.A. Lucena , 11/12/1991 .

  • Ricardo C. Benine, Guilherme A. M. Lopes (2007): A new species of Hemigrammus Gill, 1858 (Characiformes: Characidae) from Rio Caura, Venezuela. Zootaxa 1610, 53-59: 58-58, URL:http://www.zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:pub:8F7DB5AE-2937-4AA4-A1AD-6561D71A16B6
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Distribution

Amazon and Tapajõs River basins in Brazil; Apure and Aguaro River basins, Venezuela.
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South America: Amazon and Tapajós River basins in Brazil; Apure and Aguaro River basins in Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 35 mm TL
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Max. size

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

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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