Occurs in streams and semi-lentic and lotic shallow areas (up to 1.2 m deep) with moderate submerged vegetation and riparian vegetation composed by trees and shrubs. Streams are characterized by having transparent water and bottom with mud, some stretches with sand or gravel (Ref. 89798).
- Malabarba, L.R., V.A. Bertaco, F.R. Carvalho and T.O. Litz 2012 Revalidation of the genus Ectrepopterus Fowler (Teleostei: Characiformes), with the redescription of its type species, E. uruguayensis. Zootaxa 3204:47-60. (Ref. 89798) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=89798&speccode=46313