Inhabits shallow water in the vicinity of the shore and estuarine, particularly lagoons. Generally thought to rarely descend below 10m but have been found at 122m in Lake Nicaragua (Ref. 55273). Tends to run farther upstream in large rivers. Found in temperatures higher than 20-30°C (Ref. 6902). Ovoviviparous (Ref. 50449). Minor commercial, for the curio trade (Ref. 37548).
- Ferreira, E.J.G., J.A.S. Zuanon and G.M. dos Santos 1998 Peixes comerciais do mÃ©dio Amazonas. Instituto Brasileiro do Meio Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais Renováveis. 211p. (Ref. 27548) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=27548&speccode=13098
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