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Triportheus angulatus  (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Triportheidae ()
Etymology: Triportheus: Greek, tres tria = three + Greek, portheo = to sack (Ref. 45335).

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

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 9.0; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 10615).   Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 9110); 1°N - 8°S

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South America: Amazon River basin.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 15 - 16 cm
Max length : 23.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111115); common length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10612); common length :18 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 211.00 g (Ref. 111115)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over sandy bottoms in rivers. Usually forms schools. Mainly diurnal (Ref. 9086). Feeds on the fruits and seeds of Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Euphorbiaceae; Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, and Brachyplatystoma flavicans (Ref. 9086); and on plankton, nekton, and crustaceans (Ref. 10615).

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

Males and females spawn in groups; often two or more males curled around one female (Ref. 10612).

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Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. …, 2003. Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. 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. 38376)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; bait: occasionally
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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=0.01549 (0.00947 - 0.02533), b=2.93 (2.79 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.