Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Maximum length reported to reach 40 cm TL (Ref. 9585).
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Distribution

South America: Trans-Andean river basins in Peru and Ecuador.
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Trans-Andean rivers basins in Ecuador and Peru.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 400 mm TL
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Max. size

27.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38504)); max. published weight: 1,000 g (Ref. 9585)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
  • Gilbert, R.J. and T.R. Roberts 1972 A preliminary survey of the freshwater food fishes of Ecuador. International Center for Aquaculture Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Project A.I.D./csd-2780. 49 p. (Ref. 9585)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9585&speccode=14162 External link.
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