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Rhaphiodon vulpinus  Spix & Agassiz, 1829

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

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Cynodontidae (Dogtooth characins) > Cynodontinae
Etymology: Rhaphiodon: Greek, rhamphos = bill, peak + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Spix, Agassiz.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; pelagic.   Tropical

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 31.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 80.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 81048); max. published weight: 2.1 kg (Ref. 40637)

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South America: Amazon, Orinoco, and Paraná River basins (Paraná, Paraguay and Uruguay rivers) and rivers of Guyana.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Apparently carnivorous, probably ichthyophagous. Maximum length reported to reach 64 cm SL (Ref. 26147).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator : Toledo-Piza, Mônica | Collaborators

Toledo-Piza, M., 2003. Cynodontidae (Cynodotids). p. 234-237. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38270)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial; gamefish: yes; aquarium: public aquariums
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 1.0039   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00380 (0.00148 - 0.00976), b=3.14 (2.91 - 3.37), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.80 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.