Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Is a gregarious species. Occurs over sand and rocks, in swift flowing waters where it swims rapidly and incessantly. Feeds on both plants and animals (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

South America: Amazon River basin; rivers in Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana; Orinoco River basin.
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Amazon River basin and Orinoco River basin: Brazil, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 120 mm ---
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Max. size

12.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38504))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs over sand and rocks, in swift flowing waters where it swims rapidly and incessantly. Feeds on both plants and animals (Ref. 12225).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Brycon pesu

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 6
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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