Boulengerella maculata  (Valenciennes, 1850)

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Ctenoluciidae (Pike-characids)
Etymology: Boulengerella: From George Albert Boulenger (1858-1937); he revised the works of Günther about Percoidei (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 18.   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38209)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 12; Vertebrae: 46 - 49. The location of the dorsal fin base largely posterior of the vertical through the anal fin origin distinguishes the species from its congeners except for B. lateristriga. The lack of a dark, narrow stripe on the lateral surface of the body, the marmorated caudal fin pigmentation, and the series of dark pupil-size spots scattered over the dorsolateral and dorsal surfaces of the body contrast with the pigmentation of that species. They also differ in scale counts.

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

South America: Rio Amazonas, Rio Tocantins and Rio Orinoco.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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

Vari, R.P., 1995. The Neotropical fish family Ctenoluciidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes): supra and intrafamilial phylogenetic relationships, with a revisionary study. Smithson. Contri. Zool. No. 564, 97 p. (Ref. 13118)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5391   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.