Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Serrasalmidae
(Piranhas and pacus) > Myleinae
Etymology: .lebaili: Dedicated to Pierre-Yves Le Bail, INRA, Rennes, France. First to have collected the species, and for his global work in French Guiana.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C - ; - 5°S
South America: Mana River and Maroni basins in French Guiana, and Commewine River in Suriname.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 51.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47182)
All specimens captured in rapids upstream. Captured with hooked-lines baited with Podostemaceae, arrows, and rotenone. Podostemaceae seems to be their main diet. Very similar to Tometes trilobatus. Both species are important for Amerindian tribes Wayãpi and Wayana. Could be endangered by human threats like subsistence fisheries, habitat destruction by mining activities, and dams (Ref. 47182).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jégu, M., P. Keith and E. Belmont-Jégu, 2002. Une nouvelle espèce de Tometes (Teleostei: Characidae: Serrasalminae) du Bouclier Guyanais, Tometes lebaili n. sp.. Bull. Fr. Pêche Piscic. 364:23-48. (Ref. 47182)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5078 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00827 - 0.04596), b=3.03 (2.83 - 3.23), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (38 of 100) .