Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits rivers. Is an omnivorous species. Little is known of its biology (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

South America: Rivers in Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana; Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
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Rivers northern South America and Amazon and Orinoco River basins: Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 370 mm ---
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Max. size

37.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 12225)); max. published weight: 1,000 g (Ref. 12225)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.5 - 7.5; dH range: 25
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Diseases and Parasites

Rhabdochona Infestation 8. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Procamallanus Infection 10. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: commercial
  • Gilbert, R.J. and T.R. Roberts 1972 A preliminary survey of the freshwater food fishes of Ecuador. International Center for Aquaculture Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures Agricultural Experiment Station, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama. Project A.I.D./csd-2780. 49 p. (Ref. 9585)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=9585&speccode=14162 External link.
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