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Characidium macrolepidotum  (Peters, 1868)

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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: Brazil, near Rio de Janeiro (type locality).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38397)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 2; Anal soft rays: 6; Vertebrae: 36. Flat, scale-less breast, developed pectorals, slightly oblique eyes, only seen from above, and narrow interorbital; 3 unbranched pectoral rays and 1 unbranched pelvic ray; lateral line complete, adipose fin present, cheeks not covered, mouth with few, unicuspid teeth, numbering only 4 on the upper jaw. A rather broad, brown lateral stripe from snout to end of peduncle just above lateral line. 'Spines' are unbranched rays.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A small, bottom living species. Not collected since more than 100 years, and thus it may well be endangered, if not extinct (Ref. 38397).

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Géry, J., A. Zarske and H.J. Paepke, 2001. Supplementary description of two overlooked fish taxa, Leporinus macrolepidotus Peters, 1868, and Nanognathus borellii Boulenger, 1895, actually members of the genus Characidium Reinhardt, 1866 (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidiidae. Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierkde. Dresden 51(3):23-31. (Ref. 38397)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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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=0.01122 (0.00514 - 0.02450), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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) .