Overview

Comprehensive Description

Biology

Possibly scale-eater (Ref. 12468).
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Distribution

Upper Amazon River basin, Brazil.Peru.
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South America: Upper Amazon River basin.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 140 mm TL
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Max. size

10.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36811))
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Type Information

Type for Charax tectifer
Catalog Number: USNM 55664
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): Orton
Locality: Napo + Maranon, Peru, South America
  • Type: Gill, T. N. 1870. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. 22: 93.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 20
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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