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Brachyhypopomus provenzanoi  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);  provenzanoi: Named for Francisco Provenzano Rizzi, Venezuelan ichthyologist, for his contributions to Neotropical ichthyology. A noun in the genitive case.

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 3.1 - 4.0.   Tropical; 26°C - 28°C (Ref. 116763)

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South America: upper Orinoco and upper Negro (Amazonas drainage) in Venezuela.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116763); 11.0 cm TL (female)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 162 - 195. Brachyhypopomus provenzanoi is distinguished from other species of the genus Brachyhypopomus by the absence of scales in middorsal region of anterior third of body (vs. presence in all congeners except B. benjamini) and by its dorsal surface of body with irregular pattern of distinct dark blotches on depigmented tan-colored background (vs. speckled with small brown chromatophores on light brown background in B. benjamini) (Ref. 116763)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in small, gently flowing, low-conductivity clearwater terra firme forest and savanna streams, and in static leaf-litter choked blackwater streams and swamps in Mauritia palm swamps. Most specimens in streams were observed sheltering in submerged and marginal aquatic vegetation growing in sandy beds, and those in Mauritia palm swamps were collected from dense leaf litter banks and root mats. Sympatric and syntopic with Brachyhypopomus bullocki, B. brevirostris, and B. sullivani in the type locality region. Food items food in the stomach contents were aquatic insect larvae and other small aquatic invertebrates (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) .