Overview

Distribution

Amazon and Orinoco River basins and rivers of Guyana: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Venezuela.
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South America: Amazon basin, Orinoco basin, rivers of Guyana.
  • Toledo-Piza, M., N.A. Menezes and G. Mendes dos Santos 1999 Revision of the neotropical fish genus Hydrolycus (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Cynodontidae) with the description of two new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(3):255-280. (Ref. 35435)
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

66.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38270))
  • Toledo-Piza, M. 2003 Cynodontidae (Cynodotids). p. 234-237. 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. 38270)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hydrolycus armatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Hydrolycus armatus

Hydrolycus armatus is a species of dogtooth characin found in tropical South America. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.

Distribution and habitat[edit]

This species of fish is found in the Amazon and Orinoco River basins as well a rivers in Guyana.[1]

Description[edit]

Adults of this species can grow up to 66 centimetres (26 in) but usually grow smaller.[1]

In the aquarium[edit]

This fish occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2015). "Hydrolycus armatus" in FishBase. February 2015 version.
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