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Triportheus angulatus  (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Triportheidae ()
Etymology: Triportheus: Greek, tres tria = three + Greek, portheo = to sack (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 9.0; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); depth range 0 - 5 m (Ref. 10615).   Tropical; 22°C - 30°C (Ref. 9110); 1°N - 8°S

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 15 - 16 cm
Max length : 16.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376); common length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 10612); common length :18 cm TL (female); max. published weight: 160.00 g (Ref. 9081)

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South America: Amazon River basin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over sandy bottoms in rivers. Usually forms schools. Mainly diurnal (Ref. 9086). Feeds on the fruits and seeds of Moraceae, Myrtaceae, Euphorbiaceae; Coleoptera, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera, and Brachyplatystoma flavicans (Ref. 9086); and on plankton, nekton, and crustaceans (Ref. 10615).

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Lima, F.C.T., L.R. Malabarba, P.A. Buckup, J.F. Pezzi da Silva, R.P. Vari, A. Harold, R. Benine, O.T. Oyakawa, C.S. Pavanelli, N.A. Menezes, C.A.S. Lucena, M.C.S.L. Malabarba, Z.M.S. Lucena, R.E. Reis, F. Langeani, C. Moreira et al. …, 2003. Genera Incertae Sedis in Characidae. p. 106-168. 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.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: subsistence fisheries; bait: occasionally
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00511 - 0.03401), b=3.00 (2.78 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  2.7   ±0.30 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.