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Anableps anableps  (Linnaeus, 1758)

Largescale foureyes
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cyprinodontiformes (Rivulines, killifishes and live bearers) > Anablepidae (Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye) > Anablepinae
Etymology: Anableps: Greek, ana = up + Greek, blepo, blepsis, -eos = glance, sight (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal; non-migratory.   Tropical; 24°C - 28°C (Ref. 1672)

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 13.0  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 35237); common length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 5217); max. published weight: 400.00 g (Ref. 35237)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Eye divided into aerial and aquatic parts. Fewer than 80 scales in row above lateral line (Ref. 26938).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

South America: Trinidad and Venezuela to the Amazon delta in Brazil.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Mainly found in freshwater, sometimes in brackish parts of lagoons and mangrove coastlines (Ref. 26938). Moves in schools (Ref. 26938). Feeds on insects (Ref. 7020), other invertebrates and diatoms living on the mud, and small fishes (Ref. 35237). Can remain on mud bottom exposed to air during low tide (Ref. 26938). Used in eye research (Ref. 4537). Often travels in schools (Ref. 26938).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Ghedotti, Michael J. | Collaborators

Cervigón, F., R. Cipriani, W. Fischer, L. Garibaldi, M. Hendrickx, A.J. Lemus, R. Márquez, J.M. Poutiers, G. Robaina and B. Rodriguez, 1992. Fichas FAO de identificación de especies para los fines de la pesca. Guía de campo de las especies comerciales marinas y de aquas salobres de la costa septentrional de Sur América. FAO, Rome. 513 p. Preparado con el financiamento de la Comisión de Comunidades Europeas y de NORAD.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; aquarium: commercial
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | Public aquariums | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

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=-2.13000 (nan - nan), b=3.09 (2.85 - 3.33), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.46 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.