Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits streams and rivers of moderate to high current velocity in 10-640 meters elevation. Swims upstream in search of small tributaries in which to breed; lays eggs in excavated nest in the sandy bottom of creeks. Omnivorous, feeds on fruit, flowers, seeds, insects, annelids, crustaceans, and small fishes (Ref. 36880). Popular fish among sport anglers (Lopez-Pinto, pers. comm.). Maximum length reported to reach 40 cm TL (Ref. 36880).
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Distribution

Central America: Chiriquí del Tire and Chagres River basins, Pacific and Atlantic slopes of Panama; Quepos, Pacific slope of Costa Rica.
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Pacific and Atlantic slopes of Panama, Pacific slope of Costa Rica.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

26.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38504)); max. published weight: 2,273 g (Ref. 36880)
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Diagnostic Description

Body color silver; gray green dorsally; silvery white ventrally. A thin black bar behind the operculum; a rhomboidal black spot on its tail, the color continuing to the tip of the caudal rays (Ref. 36880).
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Type Information

Paratype for Brycon behreae
Catalog Number: USNM 109206
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): E. Behre & Chambers
Year Collected: 1923
Locality: Pan.Copera Creek Into R. Chiriqui Del Tire (Pacific Slope), Panama, North America
  • Paratype: Hildebrand, S. F. 1938. Field Museum of Natural History Publication. Zoological Series. 22 (4): 278, fig. 5.
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Paratype for Brycon behreae
Catalog Number: USNM 109205
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): E. Behre
Year Collected: 1923
Locality: Panama: Caldera, Panama, North America
  • Paratype: Hildebrand, S. F. 1938. Field Museum of Natural History Publication. Zoological Series. 22 (4): 278, fig. 5.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits streams and rivers of moderate to high current velocity in 10-640 meters elevation. Swims upstream in search of small tributaries in which to breed; lays eggs in excavated nest in the sandy bottom of creeks. Omnivorous, feeds on fruit, flowers, seeds, insects, annelids, crustaceans, and small fishes (Ref. 36880). Popular fish among sport anglers (Lopez-Pinto, pers. comm.). Maximum length reported to reach 40 cm TL (Ref. 36880).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Brycon behreae

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

gamefish: yes
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