Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feeds on worms, crustaceans and plant matter (Ref. 7020).
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Distribution

Lower Amazon River basin, Brazil.
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South America: lower Amazon River basin.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 45 mm ---
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Max. size

3.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 75743))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.5 - 7.5; dH range: 15
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on worms, crustaceans and plant matter.
  • Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020)
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Diseases and Parasites

White spot Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Bassleer, G. 1997 Color guide of tropical fish diseases: on freshwater fish. Bassleer Biofish, Westmeerbeek, Belgium. 272 p. (Ref. 41805)
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
  • Bassleer, G. 1997 Color guide of tropical fish diseases: on freshwater fish. Bassleer Biofish, Westmeerbeek, Belgium. 272 p. (Ref. 41805)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus

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

aquarium: commercial
  • Mills, D. and G. Vevers 1989 The Tetra encyclopedia of freshwater tropical aquarium fishes. Tetra Press, New Jersey. 208 p. (Ref. 7020)
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Wikipedia

Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus

The Belgian flag tetra or flag tetra, Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus, is a species of characid fish from Brazil.[1]

Description[edit]

This fish has an elongated and laterally compressed body,[2] and has red-colored eyes and a lateral stripe composed of black, red, and yellow lines[3] similar to the flag of Belgium.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Roberto E. Reis, Sven O. Kullander & Carl J. Ferraris (2003). "Hyphessobrycon heterorhabdus (Ulrey, 1894)". Check list of the freshwater fishes of South and Central America. EDIPUCRS. p. 137. ISBN 978-85-7430-361-1. 
  2. ^ A. O. Janze, Aquarium Techniques: Fishes and plants, V. 2 (Universe books, 1964), 68.
  3. ^ Anthony Evans, Aquariums (Dover publications, 1952), 76
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