Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Found in fast-flowing creeks.
  • Moreira, C. 2003 Characidae - Iguanodectinae (Characins, tetras). p. 172-181. 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. 38383)
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Distribution

South America: Amazon, Essequibo, Orinoco, and Tocantins River basins.
  • Moreira, C. 2003 Characidae - Iguanodectinae (Characins, tetras). p. 172-181. 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. 38383)
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Amazon, Essequiblo, Orinoco, and Tocantins River basins: Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Peru and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 60 mm TL
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Max. size

10.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38383))
  • Moreira, C. 2003 Characidae - Iguanodectinae (Characins, tetras). p. 172-181. 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. 38383)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.0 - 7.5; dH range: 18
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Spawns in intervalls (Ref. 1672).
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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