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Roeboides descalvadensis  Fowler, 1932

Parana scale-eating 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) > Characidae (Characins) > Characinae
Etymology: Roeboides: Latin, rubus, ruber, reddish.   More on author: Fowler.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 6.8; dH range: ? - 8.   Subtropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2059)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 43.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36811)

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South America: Paraguay and lower Paraná River basins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in inlets and backwaters of rivers and streams. Forages mostly at twilight, stalking larger fishes to feed on their scales. Approaches its intended prey stealthily and usually aims at its flank. Strikes mostly with its mouth closed, dislodging the scales with its stout, external and forward-directed teeth. The jarring strike dislodges a few scales which are swallowed immediately if taken in the mouth, or gathered as they sink. Also feeds on aquatic insects (Ref. 40383).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Lucena, C.A.S. de, 2007. Revisão taxonômica das espéces do gênero Roeboides grupo-affinis (Ostariophysi, Characiformes, Characidae). Iheringia, Ser. Zool., Porto Alegre 97(2):117-136. (Ref. 75795)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.01122 (0.00435 - 0.02895), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.46 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.