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Brachyhypopomus flavipomus  Crampton, de Santana, Waddell & Lovejoy, 2017

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Gymnotiformes (Knifefishes) > Hypopomidae (Bluntnose knifefishes)
Etymology: Brachyhypopomus: Greek, brachys, eia = short + Greek, hypo = under + Greek, poma, -atos = cover (Ref. 45335);  flavipomus: Derived from the Latin adjective flavus (yellow); and from pomus, latinized from Greek ???? = lid, cover, in reference to the conspicuous patches of yellow guanine on the operculum of live individuals.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: Brazil, Colombia, and Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.7 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 175 - 186. Brachyhypopomus flavipomus can be distinguished by having conspicuous patches of shiny yellow guanine on the operculum and anterior to pectoral-fin base in live individuals (vs. absent in all congeners) (Ref. 116763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs only in whitewater floodplain habitats where it is observed throughout the year in floating macrophytes. Most abundant in sheltered floodplain lakes surrounded by high levee forest, but has a patchy distribution, and varies in abundance at a given site from year to year. Occurs sympatrically and syntopically in whitewater floodplain with the following congeners: Brachyhypopomus beebei, B. belindae, B. bennetti, B. brevirostris, B. hamiltoni, B. pinnicaudatus, B. regani, and B. walteri. Exhibits allotopic distributions across parts of its range with Brachyhypopomus batesi, B. benjamini¸ B. hendersoni, B. sullivani, and B. verdii. Feeds on aquatic insect larvae, microcrustacea, and other small aquatic invertebrates, with a predominance of Chironomidae larvae in the type locality (Ref. 116763).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Albert, James S. | Collaborators

Crampton, W.G.R., C.D. de Santana, J.C. Waddell and N.R. Lovejoy, 2017. A taxonomic revision of the Neotropical electric fish genus Brachyhypopomus (Ostariophysi: Gymnotiformes: Hypopomidae), with descriptions of 15 new species. Neotrop. ichthyol. 14(4):e150146. (Ref. 116763)

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=0.00372 (0.00145 - 0.00954), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .