Overview

Distribution

South America: Paraguay River basin (Ref. 36811). Reported from the upper Paraña (Ref. 56308) and Uruguay River (Ref. 79585).
  • Lucena, C.A.S. and N.A. Menezes 2003 Subfamily Characinae (Characins, tetras). p. 200-208. 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. 36811)
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Paraguay and lower Paraná river basins: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10; Analspines: 4 - 5; Analsoft rays: 42
  • Menezes, N.A. 1976 On the Cynopotaminae, a new subfamily of Characidae (Osteichthyes, Ostariophysi, Characoidei). Arq. Zool. (Sao Paulo) 28(2):1-91. (Ref. 35496)
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Size

Max. size

25.8 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 79585)); max. published weight: 219 g (Ref. 79585)
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Type Information

Type for Cynopotamus kincaidi
Catalog Number: USNM 1694
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Illustration
Collector(s): C. Page
Locality: Paraguay (?), Paraguay, South America
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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