Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Is very active and is always moving. Frequently found in well oxygenated waters (Ref. 12225). Occurs mainly near the surface and at times jumps out of the water. Feeds on worms, insect larvae and small fishes (Ref. 7020).
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Distribution

South America: Negro and Orinoco River basins and coastal rivers in Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
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Negro and Orinoco River basins, and coastal rivers of northern South America: Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 240 mm ---
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Max. size

24.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Is very active and is always moving. Frequently found in well oxygenated waters (Ref. 12225). Occurs mainly near the surface and at times jumps out of the water. Feeds on worms, insect larvae, small fishes (Ref. 7020); plants and terrestrial invertebrates (Ref. 76754). Omnivore (Ref. 76754).
  • Ortega, H. and R.P. Vari 1986 Annotated checklist of the freshwater fishes of Peru. Smithson. Contrib. Zool. (437):1-25. (Ref. 6329)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Chalceus macrolepidotus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There are 2 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.

Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.

See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

ACACGCTGATTCTTCTCTACTAACCACAAAGACATTGGCACCCTCTATCTAGTATTTGGTGCCTGAGCCGGGATAGTTGGTACGGCCCTGAGCCTACTAATTCGGGCAGAGCTAAGCCAACCCGGAGCCCTGATAGGCGAT---GATCAGATTTACAACGTTATTGTAACTGCACACGCATTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTAATGCCAGTTATAATTGGAGGCTTCGGAAACTGACTTGTGCCTCTAATGATTGGTGCCCCCGATATGGCTTTTCCCCGAATAAACAATATGAGCTTTTGACTCCTTCCCCCTTCTTTCCTACTGCTCTTGGCTTCTTCAGGGGTAGAAGCAGGAGCTGGGACAGGTTGGACCGTCTACCCACCACTCGCCGGCAACCTAGCCCACGCAGGGGCTTCTGTCGACCTAACCATTTTCTCCCTTCATCTTGCCGGGGTGTCCTCTATTCTAGGGGCCATTAACTTTATTACCACAATTATCAACATAAAACCACCAGCCATCTCTCAATACCAAACACCTTTGTTTGTTTGAGCCGTTTTAATTACAGCCGTCCTTCTGCTCCTATCCCTGCCAGTTCTAGCTGCCGGGATTACCATGCTCCTCACAGACCGAAATTTAAATACAACATTCTTCGATCCTGCAGGGGGAGGAGACCCCATCCTCTACCAACATTTATTTTGATTCTTCGGACACCCCGAAGTGTACATTCTAATTTTACCAGGATTTGGAATAATTTCACACATTGTAGCTTACTACTCAGGCAAAAAAGAACCATTCGGCTACATGGGAATAGTCTGAGCCATGATGGCCATCGGCCTCTTAGGCTTTATTGTTTGAGCCCATCACATGTTTACAGTAGGAATAGACGTAGACACTCGAG
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chalceus macrolepidotus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Chalceus aff. macrolepidotus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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

fisheries: commercial; aquarium: public aquariums
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