Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Collected from a morichal with fast moving waters over sandy bottoms; often in water from mid-depth to the surface, at the center of the main channel, where it schools with other characid species. Feeds at the surface and attracted to allotochtonus material that falls into the water; also on several groups of terrestrial insects (Ref. 56366).
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Distribution

Moquete River, northern tributary of the Orinoco River, Venezuela.
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South America: Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

7.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 56366))
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Diagnostic Description

Diagnosis: Differs from its congeners, except collettei, by its unique color pattern, red coloration at the upper half of a diffuse caudal fin ocellus. Further distinguished from other species of the subgenus Bryconops by the following characters: pored lateral scales 43-47, modally 44 or 45 (vs. >57 in alburnoides,
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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