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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits rivers and streams of little to moderate velocity, occurring between 5 to 530 m elevation. Predator in lakes and rivers. Feeds principally on other fishes such as tetras, poeciliids and cichlids, but also consumes terrestrial and aquatic insects to a lesser degree (Ref. 36880).
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Distribution

Central America: Nicaragua Lake and Managua Lake basins.
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Lake Nicaragua and Lake Managua basins, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

15.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Type Information

Syntype for Bramocharax bransfordii Gill
Catalog Number: USNM 16885
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Bransford
Year Collected: 1876
Locality: Lake Nicaragua, Nicaragua, North America
  • Syntype: Gill. 1877. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 29: 190.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits rivers and streams of little to moderate velocity, occurring between 5 to 530 m elevation. Predator in lakes and rivers. Feeds principally on other fishes such as tetras, poeciliids and cichlids, but also consumes terrestrial and aquatic insects to a lesser degree (Ref. 36880).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Bramocharax bransfordii

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

Threats

Not Evaluated
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