|Scientific Name:||Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (Eigenmann, 1915)|
Megalamphodus megalopterus Eigenmann, 1915
Megalamphodus rogoaguae Pearson, 1924
|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 very large distribution and the lack of any known major widespread threats.
|Range Description:||This species is known from the Upper Paraguay and Guaporé River basins, in Bolivia and Brazil.|
Native:Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||The species was recently collected in great numbers in both the Paraguay and Guaporé basins (Lima pers. comm. 2007).|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||H. megalopterus is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species. Lives in slow flowing waters, associated flood plain areas. Aggregates around submerged vegetation.|
|Congregatory:||Congregatory (and dispersive)|
|Use and Trade:||
Involved with the pet trade but to no threatening level.
Collection from the wild is not causing this species to be threatened.
|Major Threat(s):||The species is not currently under threat; the harvesting levels for the pet trade are very considered small.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation measures in place.|
|Citation:||Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Hyphessobrycon megalopterus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167670A6365504.Downloaded on 18 October 2017.|