Overview

Distribution

South America: Orinoco River basin in Venezuela.
  • Lucena, C.A.S. and N.A. Menezes 2003 Subfamily Characinae (Characins, tetras). p. 200-208. 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. 36811)
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Orinoco River basin, Venezuela.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

11.8 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36811))
  • Lucena, C.A.S. and N.A. Menezes 2003 Subfamily Characinae (Characins, tetras). p. 200-208. 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. 36811)
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Type Information

Paratype for Charax apurensis Lucena
Catalog Number: USNM 233691
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Baskin et al.
Year Collected: 1979
Locality: Inlet On North Side of Isla Varadero Downstream From Barrancas, 142 Nautical Miles From Sea Buoy, Monagas, Venezuela, South America
  • Paratype: Lucena, C. A. 1987. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias da PUCRGS (Porto Alegre). No. 40: 30, fig. 2.
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Paratype for Charax apurensis Lucena
Catalog Number: USNM 260317
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): Technicians Of San Fernando Fi & Technicians Of San Fernando Fisheries Station
Year Collected: 1983
Locality: Venezuela; Apure; Ponds Along Road To Modulos De Mantecal, About 4 km South of Main Road To San Fernando (Turn Off 2.4 km. West of Gas Station At El Tuyuyo), Apure, Venezuela, South America
Depth (m): 0.5
  • Paratype: Lucena, C. A. 1987. Comunicacoes do Museu de Ciencias da PUCRGS (Porto Alegre). No. 40: 30, fig. 2.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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