Overview

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Biology

Inhabits lakes, preferring mesotrophic waters with a mud or sand bottom. Some populations have migrated into the lower river valleys with slow to moderate flowing waters. Feeds mainly on plant and vegetable matter supplemented by invertebrates and aquatic insects.
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Distribution

Atlantic Slope of Mexico.
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North America: Atlantic slope, from the Papaloapán River to the Chachalacas River basin in Mexico.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

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

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); freshwater; pH range: 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20
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Migration

Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits lakes, preferring mesotrophic waters with a mud or sand bottom. Some populations have migrated into the lower river valleys with slow to moderate flowing waters. Feeds mainly on plant and vegetable matter supplemented by invertebrates and aquatic insects.
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Diseases and Parasites

Yellow Grub. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Spiroxys Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Spinitectus Infestation 5 (Larvae sp.). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Rhabdochona Infestation 6. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Rhabdochona Infestation 5. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Procamallanus Infection 13. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Posthodiplostomum Infestation 2. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Polymorphus Infestation. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Perezitrema Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Neoechinorhynchus Infestation 6. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Gnathostoma Disease (larvae). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Genarchella Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Echinochasmus Infestation 2. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Drepanocephalus Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Diplostomum Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Crassicutis Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Cladocystis Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Cichlasotrema Infection. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Ascocotyle Infestation 3. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Life History and Behavior

Life Cycle

Breeding pairs lay eggs on wood, rock or in the sand.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Paraneetroplus fenestratus

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


There are 5 barcode sequences available from BOLD and GenBank.  Below is a sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen and other sequences.

CCTCTACCTAGTTTTTGGTGCCTGAGCCGGAATAGTAGGAACCGCATTAAGCCTATTGATCCGAGCAGAACTCAGCCAGCCAGGCTCACTCCTTGGAGATGATCAAATCTACAATGTAATCGTAACTGCACACGCCTTTGTAATAATTTTCTTTATAGTCATGCCTATCATAATTGGGGGCTTCGGTAACTGACTAATCCCACTCATGATTGGTGCCCCAGACATGGCCTTCCCTCGAATAAACAACATGAGCTTCTGACTTCTGCCCCCTTCGTTCCTCCTCCTGCTTGCCTCGTCAGGAGTTGAAGCTGGTGCTGGAACAGGCTGAACCGTCTACCCCCCACTAGCAGGCAATCTGGCGCACGCGGGCCCCTCAGTTGACCTAACCATCTTTTCTCTCCACTTAGCGGGAGTCTCGTCTATCCTTGGGGCAATCAACTTTATTACCACAATTGTTAACATAAAACCCCCAGCAATCTCCCAATATCAGACCCCCCTATTTGTTTGAGCACTTCTAATCACCGCTGTCCTGCTCCTGCTATCCCTGCCAGTCCTTGCCGCCGGCATTACTATACTTTTAACCGATCGAAACCTAAACACAACCTTTTTTGACCCGGCAGGGGGAGGAGACCCCATTCTTTACCAACACCTA
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Paraneetroplus fenestratus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 5
Specimens with Barcodes: 15
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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