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Characidium occidentale  Buckup & Reis, 1997

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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).   More on author: Reis.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical, preferred ?

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South America: left bank tributaries of the middle Uruguay River basin in Brazil (Ref. 37059). Reported from Argentina (Ref. 56308).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37059)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal soft rays: 9. Dark spots on dorsal fin form a continuous band across rays; anterior portion of anal fin of males with one or two conspicuous dark blotches, followed by smaller spots on the posterior portion. The third or fourth ray of the pelvic fin longest, reaching the area between anal opening and anal fin origin or reaching anal fin origin (Ref. 27672).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Known from the type locality which is a small creek with clear water and slow to moderate current, with loose stones, and in some places, mud on the bottom. Low vegetation are found along stream margins (Ref. 27672).

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Buckup, P.A. and R.E. Reis, 1997. Characidiin genus Characidium (Teleostei, Characiformes) in Southern Brazil, with description of three new species. Copeia 1997(3):531-548. (Ref. 27672)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .