Overview

Distribution

Amazon River basin: Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador and Peru.
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South America: Amazon River basin.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 180 mm TL
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Max. size

30.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 9096)); max. published weight: 4,350 g (Ref. 40637)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 20
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Migration

Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Trophic Strategy

Juveniles are omnivores (Ref. 51869).
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Diseases and Parasites

Procamallanus Infection 10. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Brycon melanopterus

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


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

TGAGCTGGAATAGTTGGTACAGCCCTT---AGTCTGCTAATTCGAGCAGAACTCAGCCAACCTGGGTCCCTACTAGGTGAT---GACCAGATTTACAATGTAATCGTTACCGCACATGCGTTCGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTCATGCCAGTAATAATTGGAGGGTTTGGTAACTGACTCGTGCCCCTAATA---ATTGGAGCTCCTGATATGGCCTTCCCCCGAATAAACAACATAAGTTTTTGACTTTTACCCCCCTCCTTCCTACTTCTTCTAGCTTCATCTGGCGTTGAAGCAGGCGCAGGAACAGGTTGAACTGTGTACCCCCCTCTCGCAGGAAATATTGCCCATGCGGGAGCCTCTGTAGACCTA---ACCATTTTCTCACTCCATCTCGCCGGAGTATCTTCGATTCTTGGAGCAATTAACTTTATTACAACAATCATCAACATGAAACCCCCAGCCATCTCCCAATACCAAACACCTCTATTTGTCTGAGCTGTCTTAGTAACAGCCGTCCTGCTACTTCTCTCTCTACCAGTACTAGCAGCC---GGGATTACCATGCTTTTAACAGATCGAAATCTAAACACCACCTTCTTCGACCCTGCAGGAGGAGGAGACCC
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Brycon melanopterus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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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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