Hyphessobrycon tortuguerae 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Characidae

Scientific Name: Hyphessobrycon tortuguerae Böhlke, 1958
Common Name(s):
English Tortuguero Tetra
Spanish Sardinita

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Snoeks, J., Laleye, P. & Contreras-MacBeath, T.
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 to this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species occurs on the Atlantic versant between the Patuca River in Honduras, through Nicaragua, to the San Juan and Tortuguero rivers in northern Costa Rica. It has also been recorded from Lake Managua (Miller and Carr 1974).
Countries occurrence:
Costa Rica (Costa Rica (mainland)); Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population:The population appears to be currently stable, although detailed information is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:H. tortuguerae is a benthopelagic species that inhabits backwaters and creeks, between elevations of 0-50 m, with a low or moderate current. Although the type material was taken from an estuary, this species is essentially riverine (Miller and Carr 1974).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known major threats to the rivers of the Atlantic versant of Nicaragua, where the majority of H. tortuguerae's range lies.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Snoeks, J., Laleye, P. & Contreras-MacBeath, T. 2009. Hyphessobrycon tortuguerae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T169373A6613626. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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