Anostomus ternetzi Fernández-Yépez, 1949
Anostomus ternetzi
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5.80000019073486 - 7.5; dH range: 8 - 20
Distribution:  South America: Orinoco, Araguaia and Amazon River basins; coastal rivers of Guianas.
Biology:  Adults occur in fast-flowing parts of rivers. Omnivorous, feed on aquatic plants and insects. Spawn on the vegetation and on the bottom (Ref. 12225).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 27.02.97
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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