Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Lives exclusively near the shoreline, river backwaters or other stagnant biotopes between 35 and 85 m elevation. Found near vegetation, feeding mainly on filamentous algae and occasionally on aquatic insects (Ref. 36880).
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Distribution

Central America: Pacific and Atlantic drainages from Nicaragua to Panama.
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Pacific and Atlantic drainages: Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

5.4 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376))
  • Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. … 2003 Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. 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.   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=38376 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Lives exclusively near the shoreline, river backwaters or other stagnant biotopes between 35 and 85 m elevation. Found near vegetation, feeding mainly on filamentous algae and occasionally on aquatic insects (Ref. 36880).
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Statistics of barcoding coverage: Carlana eigenmanni

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 0
Specimens with Barcodes: 7
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Carlana eigenmanni

Carlana eigenmanni is a species of characin found in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. It is the only member of its genus. The average length of an unsexed male is about 5.4 cm (2.1 in) long. [2]

C. eigenmanni is found in freshwater environments in Central America in the Pacific and Atlantic drainages from Nicaragua to Panama. This species specifically lives close to the shoreline, river backwaters, and motionless region of habitats. They can be found near vegetation. They feed mainly on algae and sometimes on aquatic insects.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Carlana eigenmanni". ITIS Report. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carlana eigenmanni (Meek, 1912)". Fish Base. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Carlana eigenmanni". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 

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