Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in lentic waters over sandy bottom environments.
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Distribution

Laguna do Patos drainage: Brazil and Uruguay.
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South America: Laguna dos Patos drainage.
  • 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

Size

Max. size

4.0 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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Type Information

Paratype for Heterocheirodon jacuiensis Malabarba & Bertaco
Catalog Number: USNM 356386
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): L. Malabarba & et al.
Year Collected: 1996
Locality: Lagoon At Left Margin of Rio Jacui, Near Bridge of Road Br 290, Cachoeira Do Sul, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, South America
  • Paratype: Malabarba, L. R. & Bertaco, V. D. 1999. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias e Tecnologia da PUCRS. Serie zoologia. (Porto Alegre). 12: 95, figs 3-5.
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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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