Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Chilodontidae
Etymology: Chilodus: Greek, cheilos = lip + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335). More on author: Vari.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic. Tropical
South America: Palma Real River and vicinity of Puerto Maldonado in Peru.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26082)
Inhabits lagoons over soft bottom with abundant debris and sand overlying a solid clay bottom.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vari, R.P. and H. Ortega, 1997. The new Chilodus species from southeastern Peru (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Chilodontidae): description, phylogenetic discussion, and comments on the distribution of other chilodontids. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 8(1):71-80. (Ref. 26082)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5664 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.9 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .