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Ctenolucius hujeta  (Valenciennes, 1850)

Gar 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) > Ctenoluciidae (Pike-characids)
Etymology: Ctenolucius: Greek, kteis, ktenos = comb + Latin, lucius = pike (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; dH range: ? - 22.   Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 22.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38209)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 42 - 46. Can be distinguished from C. beani by differences in body pigmentation, number of vertebrae, relative least depth of caudal peduncle, the alignment of the articulation between the sixth infraorbital and supraorbital, and number of lateral line scales.

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

South America: Río Magdalena and Río Sinú basins (northern Colombia) and rivers draining into Lago de Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Vari, Richard P. | Collaborators

Vari, R.P., 1995. The Neotropical fish family Ctenoluciidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes): supra and intrafamilial phylogenetic relationships, with a revisionary study. Smithson. Contri. Zool. No. 564, 97 p.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7578   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.2   ±0.73 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=1,000-3,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (18 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.