Cyphocharax voga


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cyphocharax voga
Species Authority: (Hensel, 1870)
Common Name(s):
English Characin
Spanish Sabalito
Curimata gilbert (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Curimata gilbert gilbert (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Curimata gilberti (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Curimata gilberti gilberti (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Curimata gillii (non Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903)
Curimatopsis maculatus Ahl, 1934
Curimatus gilberti (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Curimatus gilberti gilberti (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Curimatus voga Hensel, 1870
Pseudocurimata gilberti (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Reis, R & Lima, F.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Assessed as Least Concern due to its large distribution and the lack of major threats impacting this abundant species across its entire range.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is distributed in the coastal rivers of Rio Grande do Sul and southern Santa Catarina in Brazil; Uruguay; the Buenos Aires region and the rivers draining into La Plata River estuary; and in the lower Paraná and Paraguay River basins.
Argentina; Brazil; Paraguay; Uruguay
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Population [top]

Population: Extremely locally common and abundant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: C. voga is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) and potamodromous (migrating within fresh water only) species that inhabits large rivers and lagoons.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats currently affected this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Cyphocharax voga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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