Hemibrycon tridens 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Characidae

Scientific Name: Hemibrycon tridens
Species Authority: Eigenmann, 1922
Common Name(s):
English Jumping anchovy, Jumping tetra
Taxonomic Notes: Hemibrycon systematics are poorly known.

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 because this species, and its range area are not threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species inhabit high-gradient streams of the Amazon basin at the eastern slope of the Andean cordillera in Peru.
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Population [top]

Population: This species has a stable population trend at present.
Current Population Trend: Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: H. tridens is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species. Occurs in high altitude fast flowing streams in the Andean slope of the headwaters of the Amazon.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is harvested for the pet trade although not at a level to cause concern.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species. The upper portions of the river valleys are developed with plantations but these have been present for many hundreds of years. The lower portions are still well forested.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place and research into the taxonomic issues are required.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Hemibrycon tridens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167779A6381132. . Downloaded on 31 May 2016.
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