Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feeds on worms, crustaceans and plant matter (Ref. 7020).
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. 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. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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Distribution

Lower Amazon River basin, Brazil.
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South America: lower Amazon River basin.
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. 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. 38376)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376&speccode=10622 External link.
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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.
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Diseases and Parasites

White spot Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Bacterial Infections (general). Bacterial diseases
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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
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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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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