|Scientific Name:||Bryconops imitator|
|Species Authority:||Chernoff & Machado-Allison, 2002|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|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.
|Range Description:||This species occurs in the Caura River basin in Venezuela.|
Native:Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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|Population:||This species has a stable population trend at present.|
|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.|
|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:||There are no conservation measures in place.|
Caura Futures. 2006. Settings. Available at: http://www.caura.org/settings/index.shtml. (Accessed: 18th December).
Chernoff, B., Provenzano, F., Willink, P.W. and Petry, P. 2002. Bryconops imitator, a new species from the Rio Caura basin of Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 13(3): 193-202.
Froese, R. and Pauly, D. 2006. FishBase. Available at: www.fishbase.org.
IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).
Lima, F.C.T., Malabarba, L.R., Buckup, P.A., Pezzi da Silva, J.F., Vari, R.P., Harold, A., Benine, R., Oyakawa, O.T., Pavanelli, C.S., Menezes, N.A., Lucena, C.A.S., Malabarba, M.C.S.L., Lucena, Z.M.S., Reis, R.E., Langeani, F., Cassati, L. and Bertaco, V.A. 2003. Genera Incertae Sedis (uncertain placement) in Characidae. In: R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds), Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America, pp. 106-168. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil.
|Citation:||Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Bryconops imitator. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 September 2014.|
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