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Anostomus ternetzi  Fernández-Yépez, 1949

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Etymology: Anostomus: Greek, ana = up + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 7.5; dH range: 8 - 20.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12225)

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South America: Orinoco, Araguaia and Amazon River basins; coastal rivers of Guianas.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in fast-flowing parts of rivers. Omnivorous, feed on aquatic plants and insects. Spawn on the vegetation and on the bottom (Ref. 12225).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Garavello, Júlio | Collaborators

Planquette, P., P. Keith and P.-Y. Le Bail, 1996. Atlas des poissons d'eau douce de Guyane. Tome 1. Collection Patrimoines Naturels 22: 429p. Paris: Publications scientifiques du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5312   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.6   ±0.26 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (15 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.