Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins; tetras) > Aphyoditeinae
Etymology: Aphyodite: Greek, aphyodes = with the colour of sardine. More on author: Eigenmann.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
South America: Konawaruk River, lower Essequibo River basin in British Guiana and Rio Negro, upper Rio Amazonas basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Aphyodite grammica can be diagnosed from other species of the genus Aphyodite by having 30-32 longitudinal scales (vs. 26-29). It further differs from A. apiaka by having 9-10 predorsal scales (vs. 7 or 8), 14-16 dentary teeth (vs. 11-13), i10 or i11 pectoral rays (vs. i12), and by the sensory canal of the first infraorbital shorter than half length of the bone (vs. sensory canal of the first infraorbital longer than half length of the bone); and from A. tupebas by possessing tricuspid teeth in the premaxilla and dentary (vs. only conical teeth), and five longitudinal scale rows between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line (vs. four) (Ref. 116757).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Esguícero, A.L.H. and R.M. Castro, 2017. Taxonomic revision of the genus Aphyodite, with description of two new species (Teleostei: Characidae). Copeia 105(4):753-764. (Ref. 116757)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .