Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in crystalline water streams with flow from 0.05 to 0.70 m3/s. Prefers to occupy the water surface and the spaces among plants roots and tree branches. Usually aggregates with up to 2 dozens individuals, but schools with about 150 individuals have also been observed. An omnivorous fish which feeds on insects, plants, crustaceans, filamentous algae and fish (Ref. 82392).
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Distribution

Middle rio Araguaia basin, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
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South America: middle rio Araguaia in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

6.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 82392))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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