Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found only in areas with moderate water current. Occurs mostly in a riffle at a narrow stretch of rio Pratinha, the type locality of this species. Stays at midwater, swimming against the current, probably feeding on food items drifting downstream. One individual was observed picking with its mouth on a large boulder in a cave entrance (Ref. 76978).
  • Malabarba, L.R., F.C.T. Lima and S.H. Weitzman 2004 A new species of Kolpotocheirodon (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae: Compsurini) from Bahia, northeastern Brazil, with a new diagnosis of the genus. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 117(3):317-329. (Ref. 76978)
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Distribution

Prathinha River, Bahia, Brazil.
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South America: Rio Pratinha of the Paraguaçu basin in Brazil.
  • Malabarba, L.R., F.C.T. Lima and S.H. Weitzman 2004 A new species of Kolpotocheirodon (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae: Compsurini) from Bahia, northeastern Brazil, with a new diagnosis of the genus. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 117(3):317-329. (Ref. 76978)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11
  • Malabarba, L.R., F.C.T. Lima and S.H. Weitzman 2004 A new species of Kolpotocheirodon (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae: Compsurini) from Bahia, northeastern Brazil, with a new diagnosis of the genus. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 117(3):317-329. (Ref. 76978)
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Size

Max. size

3.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 76978)); 3.1 cm SL (female)
  • Malabarba, L.R., F.C.T. Lima and S.H. Weitzman 2004 A new species of Kolpotocheirodon (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae: Compsurini) from Bahia, northeastern Brazil, with a new diagnosis of the genus. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 117(3):317-329. (Ref. 76978)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; 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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