Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Has powerful dentition that can cause serious bites. Oviparous (Ref. 205).
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Distribution

Middle and lower Amazon River basin, Nanay River, upper Orinoco River basin: Brazil, Peru, Suriname (?) and Venezuela.
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South America: middle and lower Amazon River basin, Nanay River, upper Orinoco River basin, Suriname (?).
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 120 mm TL
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Max. size

42.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 39031))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.0 - 7.0; dH range: 10
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Diseases and Parasites

Procamallanus Infection 10. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Oviparous (Ref. 205).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Myleus schomburgkii

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Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Genomic DNA is available from 2 specimens
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Disk tetra

The disk tetra (Myleus schomburgkii) is a species of serrasalmid with a black bar on its side.[1] It is sometimes called the black-barred myleus.

Appearance[edit]

The Disk Tetra has a black bar on its side.

In the aquarium[edit]

This fish is of minor importance as a food fish in addition to its use as an aquarium fish. In an aquarium, the disk tetra grows to 40 cm (16 in). It prefers a pH of 5.0 to 7.0 and a temperature of 23 to 27°C (73 to 81°F). They are related to pacus and piranhas. They primarily eat fruits, small fish, crustaceans, clams, and snails. This fish is capable of delivering serious bites.[2]

Distribution[edit]

This species is found in the middle and lower Amazon River basin, Nanay River, upper Orinoco River basin in Brazil, Peru, Venezuela, and possibly in Suriname.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Myleus schomburgkii" in FishBase. October 2011 version.
  2. ^ http://www.aquahobby.com/gallery/e_Myleus_schomburgkii.php
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