Overview

Distribution

South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins.
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Amazon and Orinoco River basins: Brazil and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 13 - 17; Analsoft rays: 29 - 33; Vertebrae: 36 - 38
  • Fink, W.L. and A. Machado-Allison 1992 Three new species of piranhas from Brazil and Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 3(1):55-72. (Ref. 26694)
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Size

Maximum size: 279.4 mm SL
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Max. size

27.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 39031))
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Diagnostic Description

Proximal black band on caudal fin, vertically elongated stripes on the lateral body and no prominent vertical humeral blotch.
  • Fink, W.L. and A. Machado-Allison 1992 Three new species of piranhas from Brazil and Venezuela (Teleostei: Characiformes). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 3(1):55-72. (Ref. 26694)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Diseases and Parasites

Procamallanus Infection 10. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Moravec, F. 1998 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the neotropical region. 464 p. Praha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. (Ref. 51153)
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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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