Overview

Distribution

South America: lower Orinoco River basin in Venezuela.
  • Lucena, C.A.S. and N.A. Menezes 2003 Subfamily Characinae (Characins, tetras). p. 200-208. 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. 36811)
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Lower Orinoco River basin, Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 63 mm SL
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Max. size

6.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 27925))
  • Oyakawa, O.T. 1998 Catalogo dos tipos de peixes recentes do Museu de Zoologia da USP. I. Characiformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi). Pap. Avuls. Zool. 39(23):443-507. (Ref. 27925)
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Type Information

Paratype for Charax notulatus Lucena
Catalog Number: USNM 233197
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Glycerin with Bone Stain
Collector(s): Lundberg & J. Baskin
Year Collected: 1978
Locality: Venezuela, State-Terr. Fed. of Delta Amacuro, Rio Orinoco, Small Cano On W Side Just Above Downstream Mouth of Cano Remolinos, 74 Naut. mi. Upstream From Sea Buoy., Delta Amacuro, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Lucena, C. A. 1987. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias da PUCRGS (Porto Alegre). No. 40: 46.
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Paratype for Charax notulatus Lucena
Catalog Number: USNM 260302
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): R. Vari & et al.
Year Collected: 1983
Locality: Venezuela, Guarico State, Fundo Masaguaral, Rio Caracol Where Crossed By Bridge On Ranch, Guarico State, Venezuela, South America
Depth (m): 0.3
  • Paratype: Lucena, C. A. 1987. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias da PUCRGS (Porto Alegre). No. 40: 46.
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Paratype for Charax notulatus Lucena
Catalog Number: USNM 260305
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): A. Machado-Allison & Aguana
Year Collected: 1983
Locality: Venezuela: Guarico State; Cano Falcon ca. 5 km North of Rpv 83-4; Rio Portuguesa Drainage Basin, Guarico State, Venezuela, South America
Depth (m): 0.3
  • Paratype: Lucena, C. A. 1987. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias da PUCRGS (Porto Alegre). No. 40: 46.
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Paratype for Charax notulatus Lucena
Catalog Number: USNM 270254
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): Marsh & et al.
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Isolated Lagoon On Isla Tapatapa, At Los Castillos, Between Pt. Ordaz and Barrancas, 163 Nm From Sea Bouy, Monagas, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Lucena, C. A. 1987. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias da PUCRGS (Porto Alegre). No. 40: 46.
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Paratype for Charax notulatus Lucena
Catalog Number: USNM 233624
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Baskin et al.
Year Collected: 1978
Locality: Venezuela, Terr. Fed. Delta Amacuro, Rio Orinoco, Small Cano Near Mouth of Cano Socoroco, 111 Naut. mi. Upstream From Sea Buoy., Delta Amacuro, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Lucena, C. A. 1987. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias da PUCRGS (Porto Alegre). No. 40: 46.
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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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