Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
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)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species has small silvery scales; small mouth, and with a relatively large adipose fin (Ref. 10615).
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
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)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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) .