Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Characidae
(Characins) > Incertae sedis
Etymology: Jupiaba: An indigenous word from Brazil, in the region where Angela (Ichthyologist) was born and discovered several new fishes. (Personal communication from Barry Chernoff, Curator Fishes/Museum of Chicago; paranatinga: From the Tupi language paranatinga, in allusion to the type locality, rio Teles Pires, formerly known as rio Paranatinga (meaning “white river”), but then changed to its present name in honor of Capitão Antonio Lourenço Telles Pires, who drowned wh.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical; 9°S - 12°S, 55°W - 57°W
South America: Brazil. Known from rio Teles Pires, which joins the rio Juruena to form the rio Tapajós, from Jacareacanga (southern Pará State) to Itaúba (northern Mato Grosso State) (Ref. 82468).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82468)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Jupiaba paranatinga is distinguished from J. acanthogaster, J. atypindi, J. keithi, J. maroniensis, J. meunieri, J. minor, J. pinnata and J. poekotero by having teeth with central cusp distinctly larger than lateral cusps and dentary teeth abruptly decreasing in size posteriorly (vs. teeth cusps similar in size and dentary teeth decreasing gradually posteriorly). Jupiaba paranatinga differs from J. abramoides, J. anteroides, J. apenima, J. asymmetrica, J. pirana, J. polylepis, J. poranga, J. potaroensis, J. yarina, and J. zonata by having 34–35 lateral line scales (vs. 39–66). The new species can be distinguished from J. iasy and J. mucronata by having two vertically elongated humeral blotches, the first and most conspicuous encompassing the scales 3 to 6 of the lateral line series (vs. one longitudinally elongated humeral blotch in J. mucronata and one vertically elongated humeral blotch encompassing the first 5 to 7 lateral line scales in J. iasy). Jupiaba paranatinga differs from J. elassonaktis, J. essequibensis, and J. scologaster by the presence of a conspicuous caudal spot at the end of caudal peduncle, extending over 8–10 median caudal-fin rays (vs. caudal spot absent in J. scologaster and inconspicuous in J. elassonaktis and J. essequibensis). The new species is further distinguished from J. scologaster by its lower number of branched anal-fin rays (18–20 vs. 21–22) and relatively lower body depth (31.3–35.5% vs. 34.9–42.1%), from J. essequibensis by its larger orbital diameter (43.7–46.9% vs. 38.5–44.0%), and from J. elassonaktis by various morphometric characters, including lower body depth (31.1–33.5% vs. 37.7–38.9%), longer caudal peduncle (12.1–13.0% vs. 10.4–11.2%), narrower interorbital distance (27.2–29.3% vs. 32.2–33.5%), and longer upper jaw (38.9–41.1% vs.
35.0–37.6%) (Ref. 82468).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Netto-Ferreira, A.L., A.M. Zanata, J.L.O. Birindelli and L.M. Sousa, 2009. Two new species of Jupiaba (Characiformes: Characidae) from the rio Tapajós and rio Madeira drainages, Brazil, with an identification key to species of the genus. Zootaxa 2262:53-68. (Ref. 82468)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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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=0.01445 (0.00647 - 0.03228), b=3.06 (2.87 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .