Catalog Number: USNM 66194
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Gluck Island, British Guiana, Guyana, South America
- Paratype: Durbin, M. L. 1909. Annals of the Carnegie Museum. 6 (1).
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Hyphessobrycon rosaceus
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 31
Species With Barcodes: 1
Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems
The rosy tetra has a light pink-white body with red fins, except the dorsal fin which can be black or white, and the caudal fin which is pink-white with two elliptical red spots on it. It has a faint black line from the top of its eyeball through the pupil, to the bottom of the eyeball. Like many other tetras, the males have longer dorsal fins than the females.
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