Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Atheriniformes
(Silversides) > Atherinopsidae
(Neotropical silversides) > Atherinopsinae
Etymology: Odontesthes: Greek, odous = teeth + Greek,esthes = suit, something used to wrap (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
South America: Lagoas Mirim y Dos Patos, Río Grande do Sul.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116661)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Scales in lateral line series over lateral band 47-52; mouth located above a horizontal line crossing the center of pupil and the middle of the head depth; ventral head profile clearly divided into two straight sections, forming an angle at the retroarticular joint; eyes very large, equal to or slightly smaller than snout length; only body scales above midlateral band weakly pigmented along their borders (Ref. 47314).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Wingert, J.M., J. Ferrer and L.R. Malabarba, 2017. Review of the Odontesthes perugiae species group from Río de La Plata drainage, with the description of a new species (Atherinomorpha: Atherinopsidae). Zootaxa 4250(6):501-528. (Ref. 116661)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00265 - 0.01501), b=3.03 (2.82 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .