Bryconamericus lambari Malabarba & Kindel, 1995
Bryconamericus lambari
photo by Teixeira de Mello, F.

 Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Stevardiinae
 Max. size:  5.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: Feitoria Creek and tributaries in Caí River basin, Laguna dos Patos drainage.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 19-22. Its elongated body with greatest depth 24.6-29.8% of SL; lack of dark pigmentation on the distal tips of the caudal fin; 3 or 4 maxillary teeth. Bryconamericus lambariis further distinguished from B. iheringii by the shallower body depth and shorter pelvic fins; distinguished from B. stramineus in its absence of a conspicuous and wide midlateral stripe (present in B. stramineus).
 Biology:  Occurs in small river with sandy and rocky bottoms in areas of low current flow.
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.01.00
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
 Checked by: Pezzi da Silva, José F. - 29.05.01

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