Metynnis maculatus  (Kner, 1858)

Spotted metynnis
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Serrasalmidae ()
Etymology: Metynnis: Greek, meta = with, after + Greek, ynnis, -eos = ploughshare (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic; pH range: 6.0 - 7.2; dH range: ? - 10.   Tropical; 20°C - 28°C (Ref. 2059)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 39031)

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South America: Amazon and Paraguay River basins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

This fish feeds on fruits and plants, and in extreme conditions or in captivity, may go for fish, crustaceans or maybe meat, but still are not considered dangerous.

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Zarske, A. and J. Géry, 1999. Revision der neotropischen Gattung Metynnis Cope, 1878. 1. Evaluation der Typusexemplare der nominellen Arten (Teleostei: Characiformes: Serrasalmidae). Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden 50(13):169-216. (Ref. 34077)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [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), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.9   ±0.32 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.