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Overview

Distribution

South America: Pacific versant of the Maipo, Aconcagua, and Huasco River basins, and Estero Quintero in Chile.
  • Malabarba, L.R. 2003 Subfamily Cheirodontinae (Characins, tetras). p. 215-221. 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. 37055)
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Pacific versant of the Maipo, Aconcagua and Huasco River basins, and Estero Quintero, Chile.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 75 mm SL
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Max. size

5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37055))
  • Malabarba, L.R. 2003 Subfamily Cheirodontinae (Characins, tetras). p. 215-221. 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. 37055)
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
1996
  • Needs updating

Assessor/s
World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Reviewer/s

Contributor/s

History
  • 1994
    Vulnerable
    (Groombridge 1994)
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Threats

Data deficient (DD)
  • 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

fisheries: of no interest
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Wikipedia

Cheirodon pisciculus

Cheirodon pisciculus is a species of fish in the Characidae family endemic to Chile in freshwater environments[1] within a benthopelagic depth range.[3] This species is native to a subtropical climate. [4] C. pisciculus is distributed in the Pacific versant of the Maipo, Aconcagua, the Huasco River basins, and the Estero Quintero in Chile.[4][5] This fish can reach length of 5.4 cm (2.1 in) as an unsexed male.[4]


References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cheirodon pisciculus". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "Cheirodon pisciculus". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Cheirodon pisciculus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 4 August 2007
  4. ^ a b c "Cheirodon pisciculus Girard, 1855". Fish Base. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Cheirodon pisciculus". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
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