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Hyphessobrycon copelandi

(copeland's tetra)


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Family : Characins ; Frequently found in waters with slow current or the counter current zones of small creeks with clear water and sandy bottom . It occupies the upstream portion of rivers before a waterfall . Its capture in great numbers suggest a gregarious behavior (Ref. 12225). Its reproduction in captivity has not been reported (Ref. 27188). Maximum length 5.0 SL [1].

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

copeland's tetra

Common Names in Finnish:

Loistokorutetra, Silm, Silmätäplätetra

Common Names in Galibi:


Common Names in German:

Copelands Salmler, Federsalmler

Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

科氏魮脂鯉, 科氏魮脂鲤

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Common Names in Polish:

Bystrzyk kopelanda

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Typically found in water with a depth of 0 to -3,506 meters (0 to -11,503 feet).[2]

Biome: Marine .


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Hyphessobrycon copelandi Durbin in Eigenmann, 1908


Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: In Eigenmann 1908.

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Hyphessobrycon

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 41 species and subspecies in this genus:

H. amandae (Ember Tetra) · H. anisitsi (Diamond Spot Characin) · H. axelrodi (Red Pristella) · H. bentosi (Ornate Surgeonfish) · H. bentosi bentosi (Ornate Tetra) · H. bifasciatus (Yellow Tetra) · H. boulengeri (Tetra) · H. columbianus (Colombian Tetra) · H. compressus (Mayan Tetra) · H. copelandi (Copeland's Tetra) · H. eos (Dawn Tetra) · H. eques (Callistus Tetra) · H. erythrostigma (Bleeding-Heart Tetra) · H. flammeus (Tetra Von Rio) · H. griemi (Goldspotted Tetra) · H. herbertaxelrodi (Black Musselcracker) · H. heterorhabdus (Belgian Flag Tetra) · H. innesi (Neon Tetra) · H. loretoensis (Loreto Tetra) · H. luetkenii (Tetra) · H. megalopterus (Black Phantom Tetra) · H. meridionalis (Tetra) · H. minimus (Dwarf Tetra) · H. minor (Minor Tetra) · H. ornatus (Rosy Tetra) · H. panamensis (Panama Tetra) · H. peruvianus (Peruvian Tetra) · H. pulchripinnis (Lemon Tetra) · H. reticulatus (Netted Tetra) · H. rodaceus (Paita Kingcroaker) · H. rosaceus (Black-Flag Tetra) · H. savagei (Savage Tetra) · H. scholzei (Blackline Tetra) · H. serpae (Serpae Tetra) · H. simulans (Green Neon Tetra) · H. socolofi (Bleeding Heart Tetra) · H. stegemanni (Savanna Tetra) · H. sweglesi (Red Phantom Tetra) · H. takasei (Coffee-Bean Tetra) · H. tortuguerae (Tortuguero Tetra) · H. uruguayensis (Tetra)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 01, 2008:



  1. Planquette, P., P. Keith and P.-Y. Le Bail (1996). Atlas des poissons d'eau douce de Guyane (tome 1). Collection du Patrimoine Naturel, vol.22. IEGB-M.N.H.N., INRA, CSP, Min. Env., Paris. 429 p. [back]
  2. Mean = -2,629.520 meters (-8,627.034 feet), Standard Deviation = 1,273.700 based on 27 observations. Ocean depth information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-01-30