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Characidium pterostictum  Gomes, 1947

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Crenuchidae (South American darters) > Characidiinae
Etymology: Characidium: Diminutive of Charax, -akos = a fish without identification (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: coastal basins from Ribeira de Iguape River basin, Uruguay; Uruguay River basin.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 65 - 69 cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37059)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 20. It is distinguished from all other species of Characidium from southern Brazil, except C. sp. cf., C. zebra, in having 14 series of scales around the caudal peduncle (Ref. 27672).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Usually found in creeks or small rivers with rocky bottom and clear, fast flowing water (Ref. 27672).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Miyazawa, C.S. and P.M. Galetti Jr., 1994. First cytogenetical studies in Characidium species (Pisces: Characiformes, Characidiinae). Cytologia 59:73-79. (Ref. 27418)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00292 - 0.01715), b=3.08 (2.87 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .