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Inhabits calm waters of lakes, lagoons and lower river valleys with slow to moderate flowing current. Feeds mainly on bottom detritus and vegetable matter but will eat most all forms of plant life from algal filaments to terrestrial plants.
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Distribution

Atlantic Slope of Guatemala and Mexico.
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Central America: Atlantic slope, in the Grijalva and Usumacinta River basins in Mexico and Guatemala.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

30.0 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36377))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits calm waters of lakes, lagoons and lower river valleys with slow to moderate flowing current. Feeds mainly on bottom detritus and vegetable matter but will eat most all forms of plant life from algal filaments to terrestrial plants.
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Diseases and Parasites

Perezitrema Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Crassicutis Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

500 eggs.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Vieja bifasciata

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Vieja bifasciata

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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