Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in rivers and small creeks with little current. An omnivore which feeds on fruits, seeds and insects which float on the surface of the water. Reproduction takes place during the rainy season (Ref. 12225).
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Distribution

Range Description

Very widespread and abundant, this species occurs in the Amazon River basin and coastal drainages of the Guianas.
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South America: Amazon River basin and coastal drainages of the Guianas.
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Amazon River basin and coastal rivers of the Guianas: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, and Suriname.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

17.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
T. rotundatus is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species that inhabits large rivers and flood plain lakes where there is little current. It is an omnivore which feeds on fruits, seeds and insects which float on the surface of the water. Reproduction takes place during the rainy season.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 18
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in rivers and small creeks with little current. Is an omnivore which feeds on fruits, seeds and insects which float on the surface of the water.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Triportheus rotundatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 37
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Reis, R & Lima, F.

Reviewer/s
Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)

Contributor/s

Justification
Assessed as Least Concern due to its large distribution, high abundance, and the lack of any known major widespread threats to this species.
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Population

Population
A very common and abundant species.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
The species is collected for the pet trade, but not at a level for there to be a cause for concern for the global population.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
There are no conservation measures in place.
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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