Overview

Distribution

Range Description

G. chaparae may possess a wider distribution than merely the Rio Chapare basin, Bolivia, where it is definitely known from. Gephyrocharax species are generally common along the headwaters of the Madeira, Ucayali, Marañon and other upper tributaries of the upper Amazon basin.
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South America: Chapare River basin in Bolivia.
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Chapare River basin, Bolivia.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

4.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38597))
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
G. chaparae is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species. It occurs in relatively large streams, and is probably a mid-water fish.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Reis, R & Lima, F.

Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)

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Justification
Assessed as Least Concern, although there is taxonomic uncertainty with this species. Inferred from congeners, this species is likely to be common and not currently threatened.
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Population

Population
Species from this genus are common.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
No threats are currently known for this species.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place currently and further research is needed looking at the taxonomy and population trends of the species.
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