Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feeds on fruits and insects (Ref. 55407).
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Distribution

River Tocantins basin, Brazil.
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South America: Rio Tocantins basin in Brazil.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Analsoft rays: 21; Vertebrae: 47
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Size

Max. size

47.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 55407))
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: fifth infraorbital bone higher than wide, the presence of several narrow, wavy longitudinal stripes along the dorsolateral surfaces of the body, the darkened pectoral and pelvic fins, the presence of a distinct crescent- or V-shaped blotch on caudal peduncle and caudal fin, and the possession of 66-82 lateral line scales (Ref. 55407).Description: Dorsal-fin rays ii,9; anal-fin rays iii, 18-24; pectoral-fin rays i,12-15; pelvic-fin rays i,6-8 (Ref. 55407).
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Type Information

Paratype for Brycon gouldingi
Catalog Number: USNM 374028
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): M. Goulding
Year Collected: 1983
Locality: Brazil, Para, Parauapebas, rio Itacaiunas, Caldeirao (rivr channel), Brazil, South America
  • Paratype: Lima, F. C. 2004. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. 15 (3): 280, Figs. 1, 2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on fruits and insects (Ref. 55407).
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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