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Hoplias lacerdae  Miranda Ribeiro, 1908

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Erythrinidae (Trahiras)
Etymology: Hoplias: Greek, hoplon = weapon (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Miranda Ribeiro.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 75.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37025); max. published weight: 4.3 kg (Ref. 79585)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished from the other species of H. lacerdae group in having 6-8 pores of the laterosensory system along the ventral surface of dentary (vs. 4-6 in H. brasiliensis and H. intermedius, always 5 in H. australis and 4 in H. curupira); 43-48 scales along lateral line (vs. 38-43 H. brasiliensis and 34-39 in H. curupira) (Ref. 81195).

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South America: Ribeira de Iguape River basin in São Paulo and Paraná, Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Piscivorous (Ref. 79585).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Oyakawa, Osvaldo T. | Collaborators

Oyakawa, O.T. and G.M.T. Mattox, 2009. Revision of the Neotropical trahiras of the Hoplias lacerdae species-group (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Erythrinidae) with descriptions of two new species. Neotrop. Ichthyol. 7(2):117-140. (Ref. 81195)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5003   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00537 (0.00226 - 0.01277), b=3.11 (2.90 - 3.32), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (50 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.