Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Occurs in creeks situated in the upper reaches of rivers (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

South America: Tapajós River basin.
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Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guayana, and Venezuela.
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Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Guayana, and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

5.1 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
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Type Information

Syntype for Knodus heteresthes
Catalog Number: USNM 120247
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Preparation: Radiograph
Year Collected: 1865
Locality: Rio Tapajos, Brazil, Para, Brazil, South America
  • Syntype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1908. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology. 52 (6): 105.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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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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