Depth range based on 15 specimens in 1 taxon.

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  Depth range (m): 0.3 - 1.5

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Depth range (m): 0.3 - 1.5
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Ctenobrycon is a genus of fish of the family Characidae found in tropical South America,[1] with five currently recognized species in this genus. Ctenobrycon species can be located is fresh water in tropical climates in South America,[2] commonly in calm waters. [3] Their diet includes zooplankton, plants, worms, insects, and crustaceans.[2]

An adult female can produce an average of 2,000 eggs. The fry hatch about 50 to 70 hours later, and after the third day look for food.[2]



  1. ^ Ricardo C. Benine, Guilherme A. M. Lopes, & Ernesto Ron. "A new species of Ctenobrycon Eigenmann, 1908 (Characiformes: Characidae) from the Rio Orinoco basin, Venezuela." Zootaxa 2715 (2010): 59-67.
  2. ^ a b c "Ctenobrycon spilurus (Valenciennes, 1850) Silver tetra". Fish Base. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
  3. ^ "Ctenobrycon spilurus Overview Silver Tetra". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 29 December 2012. 
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