Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults feed on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020). Oviparous (Ref. 205). Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
  • Garavello, J.C. and H.A. Britski 2003 Anostomidae (Headstanders). p. 71-84. 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. 36801)
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Distribution

South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins (Ref. 36801). Reported from Suriname (Ref. 59052).
  • Garavello, J.C. and H.A. Britski 2003 Anostomidae (Headstanders). p. 71-84. 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. 36801)
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Amazon and Orinoco River basins: Brazil, Guyana, Peru and Suriname.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 160 mm ---
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Max. size

16.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36801))
  • Garavello, J.C. and H.A. Britski 2003 Anostomidae (Headstanders). p. 71-84. 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. 36801)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 12
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter.
  • Robins, C.R., R.M. Bailey, C.E. Bond, J.R. Brooker, E.A. Lachner, R.N. Lea and W.B. Scott 1991 World fishes important to North Americans. Exclusive of species from the continental waters of the United States and Canada. Am. Fish. Soc. Spec. Publ. (21):243 p. (Ref. 4537)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Males tend to be near the nesting site (Ref. 205). Species are not known to have been bred in an aquarium but has probably been bred in commercial hatcheries (Ref. 7020).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Anostomus anostomus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 9
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
  • Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020)
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Wikipedia

Anostomus anostomus

Anostomus anostomus, also known as the striped headstander, striped anostomus, and striped anastomus,[1] is a species of fish.[2][3]

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Description

This species is pale peach to pinkish in colour, with long, black, lateral stripes. It grows to approximately 20 cm long. The central stripe terminates in an arch shape at the base of the dorsal find. Anostomus anostomus appears very similar to Anostomus ternetzi, but can be distinguished by the presence of red tinting on the fins.[4]

Distribution

Anostomus anostomus is native to South America, and can be found in the Orinoco River, in the Guayana Region of the Upper Amazon.[4]

Diet

This species is both an limnivore and omnivore.[4]

References

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