Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Stevardiinae
Etymology: Hemibrycon: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, bryko = to bite (Ref. 45335); inambari: Named for its type locality, río Inambari; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Río Alto Madre de Dios and río Inambari drainages, upper río Madre de Dios drainage, Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85819); 8.7 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 22 - 26;
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. This species is distinguished from most of its congeners by the number of lateral line scales (41-44 vs. 39-41 or 44-58). It shares similar lateral line counts with some of its congeners, but differs from H. boquiae, H. metae, H. polyodon, and H. taeniurus by the number of scales along anal-fin base scale sheath (6-10 vs. 10-24). It differs from H. jabonero by the number of gill rakers (17-18 vs. 19-21); from H. brevispini by the number of cusps of three anteriormost dentary teeth (5 vs. 3), and by absence of bony hooks in the caudal-fin rays of males (vs. presence); from H. divisorensis and H. surinamensis by the absence of a wide black asymmetrical spot covering base of caudal-fin rays; from H. helleri and H. jelskii by the size of humeral spot (over 7-8 vs. 5-6 horizontal series of scales; from H. helleri by the number of predorsal scales (13-16 vs.16-18), and by the total number of vertebrae (41-43 vs. 39-40); from H. mikrostiktos by the size of humeral spot (6-7 vs. 2-3 horizontal series of scales), and by total number of pelvic-fin rays (7 vs. 8); from H. paez, H. quindos, and H. virolinica by the number of cusps of premaxillary inner row teeth (5-7 vs. 3-4); from H. rafaelense and H. raqueliae by the number of predorsal scales (13-16 vs. 10-12 and 10-13); from H. raqueliae by the number of cusps of first maxillary tooth (3 vs. 5) (Ref. 85819).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bertaco, V.A. and L.R. Malabarba, 2010. A review of the Cis-Andean species of Hemibrycon Günther (Teleostei: Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae), with description of two new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 8(4):737-770. (Ref. 85819)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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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=0.00617 (0.00266 - 0.01427), b=3.15 (2.95 - 3.35), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.4 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) .