Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

In slow flowing, turbid waters (Ref. 40602). Maximum length 30 cm TL (Ref. 13371).
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Distribution

Amazon River basin: Brazil, Colombia and Peru.
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South America: Amazon River basin, in the Ucayali and Amazon River drainages in Peru, the Amazonas River drainage in Colombia, the Solimôes-Amazon River in Brazil, east to Cametá, also rivers of Amapá, Brazil, and the Oyapock River basin in Brazil.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 220 mm TL
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Max. size

15.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.0 - 7.5; dH range: 0.300000011920929 - 20
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Trophic Strategy

Found in lentic habitats with turbid, as well as clear waters (Ref. 35237). Acquires deeper color in clear water. Prefers shady zones of quiet waters where it catches its preys at the surface (Ref. 35237). Feeds on insects at or above the surface.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Eggs are deposited on verticale substrates and defended by both parents (Ref. 13371).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Hypselecara temporalis

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 3 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACACGTTGGTTTTTTTCGACTAATCACAAAGACATCGGCACCCTTTATCTAGTTTTTGGTGCCTGAGCCGGGATAGTAGGAACAGCATTA---AGCCTACTAATCCGAGCAGAACTTAGCCAACCCGGCTCTCTCCTTGGGGAC---GACCAGATTTATAATGTAATCGTTACTGCACACGCCTTTGTAATAATTTTTTTTATAGTCATACCTATCATAATTGGAGGCTTCGGCAACTGACTAATCCCCCTTATG---ATTGGTGCCCCAGACATAGCTTTCCCCCGAATAAACAATATAAGCTTTTGACTCCTGCCCCCCTCCTTCCTTCTTCTCCTAGCTTCCTCAGGGGTTGAAGCTGGCGCTGGCACAGGGTGGACTGTCTACCCCCCACTAGCAGGTAATTTGGCACACGCTGGCCCCTCAGTTGATTTA---ACCATCTTTTCTCTACACCTGGCGGGTGTCTCTTCTATTCTAGGGGCTATTAACTTTATTACCACAATTATTAACATAAAACCCCCAGCCATTTCCCAATATCAGACACCCTTATTCATTTGAGCTCTCCTAATTACCGCTGTCCTCCTCCTTTTGTCTTTGCCAGTTCTTGCCGCC---GGTATTACTATACTTCTAACCGACCGAAACCTAAACACAACTTTTTTTGACCCGGCAGGAGGGGGAGACCCCATCCTTTACCAGCACTTATTCTGATTCTTTGGCCACCCCGAGGTCTACATTCTTATTCTTCCAGGGTTTGGCATGATCTCCCACATTGTCGCTTATTATGCTGGCAAAAAA---GAGCCCTTCGGTTACATAGGAATAGTTTGGGCTATGATGGCCATCGGCCTTTTAGGCTTTATCGTTTGAGCCCATCACATATTCACCGTGGGAATAGACGTAGACACTCGAGCCTATTTTACCTCCGCAACAATAATCATCGCTATCCCCACTGGCGTAAAAGTCTTTAGCTGACTA---GCCACCCTACACGGGGGC---TCAATCAAGTGAGAAACCCCCCTTTTATGAGCACTAGGCTTTATTTTCCTGTTTACAGTGGGGGGCCTAACAGGCATTGTTTTAGCTAACTCGTCCCTAGATATTATACTCCACGATACATACTACGTAGTTGCCCACTTCCATTATGTT---CTCTCGATAGGCGCCGTATTCGCAATCGTTGCAGGATTTGTCCACTGATTTCCCCTATTCTCAGGCTACACCCTCCACAGCACATGAACCAAGATTCACTTTGTAGTAATATTTGTAGGGGTAAACCTCACCTTCTTCCCCCAGCACTTCCTCGGACTAGCTGGCATGCCTCGT---CGATACTCAGACTACCCAGATGCCTACACA---CTTTGAAACACAATCTCTTCCATTGGCTCAATAATCTCCCTTGTGGCAGTCATTATGTTCTTGTTTATTATTTGAGAAGCTTTCGCCTCTAAACGAGAGGTA---CTATCAGTCGAACTCACACCTACAAAT
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hypselecara temporalis

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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