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Gymnocorymbus ternetzi  (Boulenger, 1895)

Black tetra
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Stethaprioninae
Etymology: Gymnocorymbus: Greek, gymnos = naked + Greek,korymb = summit, cluster of fruits and flowers (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 8.0; dH range: 5 - 19.   Subtropical; 20°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672); 11°S - 30°S, 64°W - 48°W

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81048)

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South America: Paraguay and Guaporé River basins to Argentina (Ref. 9086).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in the middle and upper water layers. Feeds on worms, small crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51150).

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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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Aquarium: highly commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.6250   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02000 (0.00908 - 0.04406), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (tm<1).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.