Inhabits dark-brown swamp waters. Appears to be found in somewhat acid waters in relatively lowland areas, in both swamps and slow moving streams, but only in areas where the streams remain unpolluted.
- Weitzman, S.H. and L.R. Malabarba 1999 Systematics of Spintherobolus (Teleostei: Characidae: Cheirodontinae) from eastern Brazil. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat, 10(1):1-43. (Ref. 32783) http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=32783&speccode=52682
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