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Brachyhypopomus verdii  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);  verdii: Named for Lorgio Verdi Olivares, Peruvian conservation biologist, for his support to WGRC and NRL. A noun in the genitive case.

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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South America: río Marañón and río Ucayali in the upper Amazon basin, Peru.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116763); 11.2 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 194 - 225. Brachyhypopomus verdii is distinguished from other species of the genus Brachyhypopomus by the following combination of characters: 24-26 precaudal vertebrae (vs. 15-23 in all congeners except B. belindae and B. draco); 3 bilateral columns of electrocytes at the anal-fin terminus (vs. 4-5 in B. belindae); presence of continuous or discontinuous dark vertical or diagonally oriented bands or saddles on body surface dorsal to lateral line (vs. absence of oblique bands or saddles on body surface dorsal to lateral line in B. draco (Ref. 116763).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

It inhabits low-conductivity blackwater terra firme rainforest streams and swamps, where it is found in association with submerged roots and leaf litter. In the area of the type locality, it feeds on small aquatic invertebrates and spawns during the rainy season, approximately December to April. In the lower río Ucayali of the type locality region, it occurs sympatrically and syntopically with Brachyhypopomus beebei, B. benjamini, B. brevirostris, B. sullivani, and B. walteri (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) .