Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feeds on plants (Ref. 598).
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Distribution

Mucuri and Doce River basins, Brazil.
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South America: Mucuri and Doce River basins in Brazil.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Analsoft rays: 25 - 26
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Size

Maximum size: 190 mm TL
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Max. size

41.3 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38504))
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Diagnostic Description

Upper lip absent.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on plants.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Henochilus wheatlandii

Henochilus wheatlandii is a species of characin endemic to Brazil where native to the Mucuri and Doce River basins. It is a Critically Endangered species, and now restricted to the Santo Antônio River, a tributary of the Doce River.[2] It is the only species in the genus Henochilus.

It is a critically endangered species, and was considered extinct for more than a century, until rediscovered in 1996.[3] This species is known to feed on plants.[4] The average length of an unsexed male is about 41.3 cm (16.3 in). They are known to be found in fresh water within a tropical climate.[5]

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  1. ^ "Henochilus wheatlandii". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ "Threatened fishes of the world: Henochilus wheatlandii Garman, 1890 (Characidae)". EBSCO Publishing. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Unique Karyotype of Henochilus wheatlandii, a Critically Endangered Fish Living in a Fast-Developing Region in Minas Gerais State, Brazil". PLOS one. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Henochilus wheatlandii". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Henochilus wheatlandii". Fish Base. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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