Overview

Distribution

Guaporé and Mamoré river drainages, Madre de Dios River and Jaci-Paraná River in the upper Madeira River: Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.
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South America: restricted to the upper Rio Madeira in Brazil , Rio Guaporé in Bolivia and Rio Madre de Dios in Peru.
  • Zanata, A.M. and M. Toledo-Piza 2004 Taxonomic revision of the South American fish genus Chalceus Cuvier (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes) with the description of three new species. Zool. J. Linn. Soc. 140(1):103-135. (Ref. 55827)
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Physical Description

Type Information

Paratype for Chalceus guaporensis Zanata & Toledo-Piza
Catalog Number: USNM 319294
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Bone and Cartilage Stain
Collector(s): H. Ortega
Year Collected: 1991
Locality: Sa, Peru, Madre De Dios, Manu, Manu National Park, Pakitza, Picaflor Stream, Cana Brava Trail # 19., Madre de Dios Region, Peru, South America
Depth (m): 0.1 to 0.9
  • Paratype: Zanata, A. M. & Toledo-Piza, M. 2004. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. 140 (1): 128, Figs. 21-23.
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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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