Overview

Distribution

South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

20.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 39031))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); freshwater
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Migration

Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Trophic Strategy

Frugivores, consumed fruits and seeds which represented more than 60% of the mean relative occurrence of the stomachs (Ref. 76754).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial
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Wikipedia

Mylossoma aureum

Mylossoma aureum is a species of serrasalmid native to the Amazon and Orinoco Basins. This species grows to a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) TL. This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Mylossoma aureum" in FishBase. April 2013 version.
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