Overview

Distribution

South America: Paraguay River basin.
  • Lima, F.C.T. 2003 Characidae - Bryconinae (Characins, tetras). p. 174-181. 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. 38504)
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Upper Paraná, São Francisco, and Tocantins River basins; upper Amazon River basin; Orinoco River basin: Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

56.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637)); max. published weight: 3,360 g (Ref. 40637)
  • IGFA 2001 Database of IGFA angling records until 2001. IGFA, Fort Lauderdale, USA. (Ref. 40637)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Feeds on broken twigs, parts of infrutescences and whole fruits of plants dropped by monkeys during its foraging activity (Ref. 40097).
  • Sabino, J. and I. Sazima 1999 Association between fruit-eating fish and foraging monkeys in western Brazil. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(4):309-312. (Ref. 40097)
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Diseases and Parasites

Procamallanus Infection 10. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Moravec, F. 1998 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the neotropical region. 464 p. Praha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. (Ref. 51153)
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Neocucullanus Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Moravec, F. 1998 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the neotropical region. 464 p. Praha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. (Ref. 51153)
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Goezia Disease 4. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Moravec, F. 1998 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the neotropical region. 464 p. Praha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. (Ref. 51153)
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Goezia Disease 3. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Moravec, F. 1998 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the neotropical region. 464 p. Praha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. (Ref. 51153)
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Eustrongylides Infestation 2 (Larvae). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
  • Moravec, F. 1998 Nematodes of freshwater fishes of the neotropical region. 464 p. Praha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic. (Ref. 51153)
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Brycon hilarii

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 5
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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