Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Important food fish.
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Distribution

South America: Amazon River and its main tributaries in Brazil; Orinoco and Essequibo River basins.
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Amazon River and its main tributaries in Brazil; Orinoco and Essequibo River basins: Brazil, Colombia, Guyana and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

46.2 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38874))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds mainly on fruits and seeds which represented more than 60% of the mean relative occurrence in their stomachs (Ref. 76754).
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Conservation

Threats

Least Concern (LC)
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