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Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
Specimens with Sequences:9
Specimens with Barcodes:9
Species With Barcodes:3
Chalceus is a genus of characins from South America, from the Orinoco and Amazon Basins, as well as rivers in the Guianas. They typically reach a length of 20–25 cm (7.9–9.8 in) and are predatory, feeding on insects, small fish, and the like. The currently described species in this genus are:
- Chalceus epakros Zanata & Toledo-Piza, 2004
- Chalceus erythrurus (Cope, 1870) (tucan fish)
- Chalceus fasciatus Jardine, 1841
- Chalceus guaporensis Zanata & Toledo-Piza, 2004
- Chalceus latus Jardine, 1841
- Chalceus macrolepidotus G. Cuvier, 1818 (pinktail chalceus)
- Chalceus spilogyros Zanata & Toledo-Piza, 2004
- Chalceus taeniatus Jardine, 1841
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Chalceus in FishBase. October 2011 version.
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