Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Bryconamericus: Greek, bryko = to bite + America, latinized (Ref. 45335); bucayensis: Nmed for the Rio Bucaya, where the type series was collected.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Bucaya, Tengui, Tenguel, and Guayas Rivers in Ecuador.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93958)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 37 - 38. This species differs from all its congeners by having 7-8 scales between the lateral line and the pelvic-fin insertions (vs. 2-7, except Bryconamericus terrabensis with 7-8 and B. arilepis with 9-10); 33-38 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 31 or fewer); 28-31 anterior anal-fin rays covered by a row of scales at their bases (vs. 4-26); presence of a wide anterior maxillary tooth, at least twice as wide as the posterior tooth, both of which are pentacuspid (vs. maxillary teeth of same size) (Ref. 93958).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Román-Valencia, C., R.I. Ruiz-C., D.C. Taphorn and C. García-A., 2013. Three new species of Bryconamericus (Characiformes, Characidae), with keys for species from Ecuador and a discussion on the validity of the genus Knodus. An. Bio. Conserv. 36(1):123-139. (Ref. 93958)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01175 (0.00512 - 0.02696), b=2.99 (2.79 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.6 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .