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Comprehensive Description

    Biology
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    Occurs in ponds (Ref. 11229). Inhabits shallow, densely vegetated microhabitats in small streams or along the banks of larger rivers (Ref. 106564). Feeds mostly on fishes (Ref. 598). Two rodents (Sigmodontinae) were found in the stomachs of two individuals in different rivers located in the southern Brazilian Atlantic Rain Forest, in March and November 2010. These represent the first records of this species feeding on mammals (Ref. 106564).

Morphology

    Morphology
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    Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Analspines: 3; Analsoft rays: 26

Diagnostic Description

    Diagnostic Description
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    MZUSP 53493 , 2(c&s) Brasil , São Paulo , Jacupiranga, stream at road BR-116, Km 470, near Jacupiranga .

Trophic Strategy

    Trophic Strategy
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    Occurs in ponds. Feeds mostly on fishes.

Threats

    Threats
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    Not Evaluated

Benefits

    Importance
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    fisheries: of no interest