Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Rarely recorded in the aquarium trade (Ref. 13676).
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Distribution

South America: Essequibo River basin.
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Essequibo River basin, Guyana.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 30 mm TL
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Max. size

3.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 13676))
  • Weitzman, S.H. and L. Palmer 1997 A new species of Hyphessobrycon (Teleostei: Characidae) from Neblina region of Venezuela and Brazil, with comments on the putative 'rosy tetra clade'. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 7(3):209-242. (Ref. 13676)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Diseases and Parasites

White spot Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Bassleer, G. 1997 Color guide of tropical fish diseases: on freshwater fish. Bassleer Biofish, Westmeerbeek, Belgium. 272 p. (Ref. 41805)
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
  • Bassleer, G. 1997 Color guide of tropical fish diseases: on freshwater fish. Bassleer Biofish, Westmeerbeek, Belgium. 272 p. (Ref. 41805)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon minor

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Minor tetra

The minor tetra (Hyphessobrycon minor) is a small fish from the Essequibo River in Guyana in South America, closely resembling its relative, the serpae tetra, from the Amazon and Paraguay. These two very similar species are separated geographically, so they would not interbreed.

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