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Piabucina astrigata  Regan, 1903

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Lebiasinidae (Pencilfishes) > Lebiasininae
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The genera Lebiasina and Piabucina are separated mainly by the presence of an adipose fin in Piabucina vs. absence in Lebiasina. Allocation of species to one or another genus may vary between authors. Piabucina is maintained here pending a taxonomic revision of the subfamily Lebiasininae (Sven Kullander, pers. comm.). In young specimens this species has a series of dark spots across the body similar to those of L. multimaculata, suggesting a possible relationship, but the spots become less distinct in the adult, those anterior fading and some posterior joining to form bars on P. astrigata. In addition multimaculata has rows of red spots on the scales whereas on astrigata the spots are orange. All specimens of this species examined have an adipose fin. (Ramiro Barriga and Marilyn Weitzman, pers. comm.) Eschmeyer, 1998:151; Géry, 1977:126.

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

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 5.8 - 7.8; dH range: ? - 25.   Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672)

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South America: northern Ecuador and southern Colombia west of the Andes.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 16.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37104)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in small shallow waterways in forested areas.

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Weitzman, Marilyn | Collaborators

Weitzman, M. and S.H. Weitzman, 2003. Lebiasinidae (Pencil fishes). p. 241-251. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 37104)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5020   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.7   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .