Overview

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Biology

Appears to live in groups of equal ratio for both sexes. Its biotope depends on the season. In March, they are captured in great numbers in shallow reed zones with strong current. In October, they practically disappear from the same environment (Ref. 12225).
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Distribution

South America: Maroni and Mana River basins in French Guiana.
  • Malabarba, L.R. 2003 Subfamily Cheirodontinae (Characins, tetras). p. 215-221. 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. 37055)
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Marioni and Mana River basins, French Guiana.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 50 mm ---
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Max. size

2.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 37055))
  • Malabarba, L.R. 2003 Subfamily Cheirodontinae (Characins, tetras). p. 215-221. 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. 37055)
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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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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquaculture: likely future use
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