Bryconops imitator


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bryconops imitator
Species Authority: Chernoff & Machado-Allison, 2002

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 fairly large distribution and the lack of any known major widespread threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in the Caura River basin in Venezuela.
Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: This species has a stable population trend at present.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: B. imitator is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species that is often found in large rivers in swift current, and in rapids among dense stands of the rooted vegetation. It also inhabits small streams, rapids, bays and backwaters over sand, gravel and rocky bottoms.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species as the Caura River basin which it inhabits is relatively pristine tropical forest (Caura Futures 2006).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Bryconops imitator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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