Overview

Distribution

Amazon and Orinoco River basins: Brazil and Venezuela.
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South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
  • 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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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

4.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36811))
  • 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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Type Information

Paratype for Heterocharax virgulatus Toledo-Piza
Catalog Number: USNM 358586
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): M. Goulding
Year Collected: 1980
Locality: Brazil, Amazonas, Rio Negro/Rio Urubaxi Confluence, Amazonas, Brazil, South America
  • Paratype: Toledo-Piza, M. 2000. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 11 (4): 298, fig. 10.
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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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