Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Curimatidae
Etymology: Cyphocharax: Greek, kyphos = curved, humpback + Greek, charax = a marine fish without identification (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243). Tropical
South America: Upper Paraná River basin in Brazil.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 8.9  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 115169); 19.0 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 90.00 g (Ref. 115169); max. published weight: 90.00 g
This species is engaged in large-scale seasonal migrations in the Rio Mogi Guassu (= Mogi-Guaçu), a tributary of the upper Rio Paraná. Forty to 50-day old juveniles were reported to be zooplanktivores and the larger individuals were detrivores (Ref. 11334).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.01349 (0.00817 - 0.02226), b=3.12 (2.98 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .