Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in fast-flowing parts of rivers. Omnivorous, feeds on aquatic plants and insects. Spawns 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.
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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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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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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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