Caiapobrycon tucurui

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Caiapobrycon tucurui
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Caiapobrycon
L. R. Malabarba & Vari, 2000
Species: C. tucurui
Binomial name
Caiapobrycon tucurui
L. R. Malabarba & Vari, 2000

Caiapobrycon tucurui is a species of characin fish endemic to the Tocantins River basin in Brazil. This species is the only member of its genus and is named for the town of Tucuruí.[1]


  1. ^ Thomaz, A.T., Arcila, D., Ortí, G. & Malabarba, L.R. (2015): Molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Stevardiinae Gill, 1858 (Characiformes: Characidae): classification and the evolution of reproductive traits. BMC Evolutionary Biology, (2015) 15: 146.