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Cyphocharax gillii  (Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Curimatidae (Toothless characins)
Etymology: Cyphocharax: Greek, kyphos = curved, humpback + Greek, charax = a marine fish without identification (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)

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South America: Paraguay River basin in Brazil and Paraguay.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81048)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The species was reported to swim near the bottom to feed, substrate containing food are scooped and ingested. Stomach content with diatoms, desmids, and epiphytic filamentous algae. Apparently territorial, guarding areas with submerged grassy plants with algal cover, defending with chases, nips, strikes, and mouth fighting. May form schools of up to 30 individuals. Also reported to occur in small streams or places of weak currents in adjoining swampy areas. Captured along banks of rivers (Ref. 11334).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Vari, Richard P. | Collaborators

Vari, R.P., 1992. Systematics of the neotropical characiform genus Cyphocharax Fowler (Pisces, Ostariophysi). Smithson. Contrib. Zool. 529:137 p. (Ref. 11334)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.01380 (0.00594 - 0.03210), b=3.03 (2.85 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .