Characidium nupelia

The Characidium nupelia lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Characidium nupelia, new species, is described from the upper Rio Paraguay basin, and C. xavante, new species, from the upper Rio Xingu basin, State of Mato Grosso, Brazil. More

Characidium nupelia is known from the upper Paraguay River drainage and is named in recognition of the role of the Nupélia (Núcleo de Pesquisas em Limnologia, Ictiologia e Aqüicultura) in the survey and ecological research of the fish fauna from the Manso Reservoir region, More

Characidium nupelia was collected in the region affected by the construction of the Manso Hydroelectric Reservoir in the upper Rio Paraguay basin. More

Common names

Mocinha in Spanish (español)

Order : Characiformes
Family : Crenuchidae
Genus : Characidium
Species : Characidium nupelia
Authority : da Gra