Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Little is known of this species. Generally found in the lower reaches of rivers, it is sympatric with other members of the genus like Hemigrammus rodwayi (Ref. 12225). Often found in calm waters and swampy areas (Ref. 27188). Maximum length reported to reach 4 cm SL (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

South America: Maroni, Mana, Iracoubo, Sinnamary, Kourou, Comté, and Kaw rivers, French Guiana; Suriname; upper Amazon in Peru.
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Rivers in French Guiana; Suriname; upper Amazon basin of Peru: French Guiana, Peru and Suriname.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 40 mm SL
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Max. size

3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 85074))
  • Marinho, M.M.F. and F. Langeani 2010 A new species of Moenkhausia from the rio Amazonas and rio Orinoco basins (Characiformes: Characidae). Zootaxa 2577:57-68. (Ref. 85074)
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Type Information

Paratype for Hemigrammus boesemani
Catalog Number: USNM 179758
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Gery
Year Collected: 1957
Locality: French Guiana: Creek Near Sinnamary, French Guiana, South America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.8 - 7.4; dH range: 16
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hemigrammus boesemani

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 17
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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