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Metynnis argenteus  Ahl, 1923

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Serrasalmidae ()
Etymology: Metynnis: Greek, meta = with, after + Greek, ynnis, -eos = ploughshare (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Ahl.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 7.0; dH range: ? - 15.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81196)

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South America: Tapajós River basin in Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

In weedy side arms of the river; popular aquarium fish in the USA according to Ref. 1672, but might be a misidentification of M. hypsauchen. Needs better reference.

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Zarske, A. and J. Géry, 1999. Revision der neotropischen Gattung Metynnis Cope, 1878. 1. Evaluation der Typusexemplare der nominellen Arten (Teleostei: Characiformes: Serrasalmidae). Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 50(13):169-216.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

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

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.69000 (nan - nan), b=3.02 (2.80 - 3.24), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.