Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Feeds on benthic aquatic invertebrates, as well as terrestrial invertebrates which fall into the water, such as ants, wasps and bees (Ref. 26543).
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Distribution

South America: Orinoco River basin.
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Orinoco River basin: Colombia and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

7.6 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from congeners from the Orinoco and Lake Maracaibo basins by having two or three multicuspid teeth on maxilla and four or fewer smaller lateral teeth present on dentary (Ref. 86277).
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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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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