Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Adults occur in fast-flowing parts of rivers. Omnivorous, feed on aquatic plants and insects. Spawn on the vegetation and on the bottom (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

Widespread in South America: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname and Venezuela.
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South America: Orinoco, Araguaia and Amazon River basins; coastal rivers of Guianas.
  • Garavello, J.C. and H.A. Britski 2003 Anostomidae (Headstanders). p. 71-84. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36801)
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 120 mm TL
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Max. size

12.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 12225))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.8 - 7.5; dH range: 8 - 20
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Trophic Strategy

Occurs in fast-flowing parts of rivers. Omnivorous, feeds on aquatic plants and insects.
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
  • Breder, C.M. and D.E. Rosen 1966 Modes of reproduction in fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, New Jersey. 941 p. (Ref. 205)
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Anostomus ternetzi

Anostomus ternetzi is a fish in the Anostomidae family.[1]

Description [edit]

Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed.[2]

Distribution [edit]

South America: Orinoco, Araguaia and Amazon River basins; coastal rivers of Guianas.[2]

References [edit]

  1. ^ "Integrated Taxonomic Information System: Anostomus ternetzi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 16 Sep 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "Anostomus ternetzi  : aquarium". Fish Base. Retrieved 16 Sep 2012. 


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