Overview

Distribution

South America: Paraguay River basin.
  • Lima, R.S. 2003 Subfamily Aphyocharacinae (Characins). p. 197-199. 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. 38382)
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Paraguay River basin: Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 120 mm TL
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Max. size

7.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 81048))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.6; dH range: 25
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Spawns in schools near the surface.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Aphyocharax dentatus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Aphyocharax dentatus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 4
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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