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Roeboides bouchellei  Fowler, 1923

Crystal tetra
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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.   Subtropical; 21°C - 36°C (Ref. 36880)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36811)

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Central America: Pacific slope rivers from west of the Sona Peninsula, Panama, to Coto River, north through the Parrita-Quepos region of Costa Rica to extreme west of Mexico, and on the Atlantic slope from rivers of Nicaragua (Managuá lake) and Honduras.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Typical of quiet waters in creeks and shorelines of larger rivers where there is low to moderate current. Found in slightly brackish waters at sea level and in waters up to 610 m elevation, though generally more abundant below 200 m. Food consists of fish scales, including those of other characins, cichlid and others, and aquatic insects (Ref. 36880).

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Lucena, C.A.S., 1998. Relaçocões filogenéticas e definição do género Roeboides, Günther (Ostariophysi; Characiformes; Characidae). Comun. Mus. Ciênc. Tecnol. PUCRS, Sér. Zool. Porto Alegre (CMCT), 11:19-59.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-1.95000 (nan - nan), b=3.04 (2.87 - 3.21), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.64 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.