Thayeria boehlkei Weitzman, 1957
Blackline penguinfish
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  3.15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  South America: upper Amazon River basin in Peru and Araguaia River in Brazil.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on worms, small insects and crustaceans. In the tank, female lays a large number of eggs, which hatch in about 20 to 24 hours (Ref. 7020). Maximum length reported to reach 6 cm TL (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 60 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Lima, Flavio C. T. - 22.10.01

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