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Psectrogaster ciliata (Müller & Troschel, 1844)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Curimatidae (Toothless characins)
  More on authors: Müller & Troschel.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

South America: Essequibo, Orinoco, and Branco River basins, central portion of the Amazon River basin. Reported from Argentina (Ref. 9086).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 34107)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species has small silvery scales; small mouth, and with a relatively large adipose fin (Ref. 10615).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A mud-eating fish, feeding on the organic matter that forms on submerged stones and higher plants (aufwuchs). Matures sexually under normal rain patterns with first spawning occurring during the first year. Individuals of approximately 16 cm total length have reached sexual maturity. A typical migratory fish, with periodical and prolific reproduction. It does not spawn in captivity nor does it react satisfactorily to the common induced spawning techniques used successfully with other species (Ref. 10615).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Vari, Richard P. | Collaborators

Vari, R.P., 1989. Systematics of the neotropical characiform genus Psectrogaster Eigenmann and Eigenmann (Pisces: Characiformes). Smithson. Contri. Zool. No. 481, 43 p. (Ref. 34107)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

FAO(Publication : search) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01288 (0.00593 - 0.02800), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .