Morphology Data of Bryconamericus lambari
Identification keys
Main Ref. Malabarba, L.R. and A. Kindel, 1995
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

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).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Bryconamericus lambari

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 38 - 40
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 19 - 22

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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