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Overview

Distribution

South America: Pacific versant basins in middle Chile.
  • Malabarba, L.R. 2003 Subfamily Cheirodontinae (Characins, tetras). p. 215-221. 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. 37055)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Analsoft rays: 12 - 18
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Size

Max. size

5.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37055))
  • Malabarba, L.R. 2003 Subfamily Cheirodontinae (Characins, tetras). p. 215-221. 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. 37055)
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Diagnostic Description

Suborbital large, with naked zone posteriorly. Maxilla smaller than 1/2 eye diameter. Broadest teeth with 5 cusp. Predorsal line fully scaled. No caudal gland or modified scales in adult male. Interhaemal spines 16 to 26, forming keel on lower edge of caudal peduncle.
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Type Information

Paratype for Cheirodon galusdae Eigenmann
Catalog Number: USNM 221997
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Bone Stain
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Year Collected: 1919
Locality: Chile, Rio Locomilla At San Xavier, Chile, South America
  • Paratype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1927. Memoirs of the National Academy of Science. 22 (2): 44.
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Paratype for Cheirodon galusdae Eigenmann
Catalog Number: USNM 84319
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Year Collected: 1919
Locality: Chile, Rio Locomilla At San Xavier, Chile, South America
  • Paratype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1927. Memoirs of the National Academy of Science. 22 (2): 44.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.2; dH range: 15
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1994
    Vulnerable
    (Groombridge 1994)
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Threats

Data deficient (DD)
  • 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

fisheries: of no interest; aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Cheirodon galusdae

Cheirodon galusdae is a species of fish in the Characidae family endemic to Chile.

References[edit]

  1. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Cheirodon galusdae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007.
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