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Schizodon fasciatus  Spix & Agassiz, 1829

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Etymology: Schizodon: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Spix, Agassiz.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 25; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical; 22°C - 28°C (Ref. 2060); 8°N - 8°S, 72°W - 50°W

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South America: upper Amazon River and French Guiana coastal basins.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 22.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36801)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in ponds. Favored food fish. They are strict herbivores which feed on plant debris, leaves and algae (Ref. 12225) but are reported as omnivores in Ref. 2060. The males are mature at 18 cm and the females at 22 cm (Ref. 12225). Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205). In the Amazon, the species of this genus are gregarious and undergo migration (Ref. 12225).

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Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Garavello, Júlio | Collaborators

Garavello, J.C. and H.A. Britski, 2003. Anostomidae (Headstanders). p. 71-84. 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. 36801)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01349 (0.00792 - 0.02298), b=3.03 (2.88 - 3.18), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.5   ±0.20 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.