Overview

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Biology

Typical of creeks than of large rivers. Inhabits waters of moderate current as well as lakes and more rapid waters. Found between 12 to 600 m in elevation. An aggressive fish which swims in schools. Principal food consists of seeds, leaves and in smaller quantities, insects (Ref. 36880).
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Distribution

Central and South America: coastal rivers in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.
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Costal rivers: Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

11.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36880))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Typical of creeks than of large rivers. Inhabits waters of moderate current as well as lakes and more rapid waters. Found between 12 to 600 m in elevation. An aggressive fish which swims in schools. Principal food consists of seeds, leaves and in smaller quantities, insects (Ref. 36880).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bryconamericus scleroparius

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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