Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs far up rivers, but apparently reaches down to river mouths. Carnivorous, feeds on small fishes and probably crustaceans (Ref. 12225). A ripe female of 17.2 cm SL was recorded at Tucupita, Orinoco delta in Venezuela.
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Distribution

South America: drainage (Orinoco, as far up as the Rio Manacacias in Colombia, rivers of the Guianas, and Amazon at least as far up as Teffe and the Jutahi River - if specimens were identified correctly - and even as far up as the Ucayali, Huallaga and Moroña Rivers of the upper Amazon).
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Amazon and Orinoco River basins, and Guianas: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, French Guiana, Suriname and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 26 - 30
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Size

Maximum size: 300 mm TL
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Max. size

30.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217))
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Diagnostic Description

Snout about 3/4 eye diameter, maxilla moderate, tip pointed, reaching almost to or just beyond front margin of pre-operculum. gill rakers short and stumpy. Dorsal fin origin well behind midpoint of body; anal fin origin below first to fourth branched dorsal fin rays. Silver stripe along flank, twice eye diameter at widest, lost in fishes over 10 to 12 cm SL; curve of black dots on operculum (Ref. 189).
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Type Information

Paratype for Lycengraulis batesii
Catalog Number: USNM 118997
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Locality: Brazil: Rio Puty, Brazil, South America
  • Paratype: Hildebrand, S. F. 1943. Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection. 8 (art. 2): 151.
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Ecology

Habitat

Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 39

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 39
 
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Environment

pelagic; freshwater; brackish
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Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 1.5 - 39

Graphical representation

Depth range (m): 1.5 - 39
 
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Lycengraulis batesii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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