Triportheus angulatus (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)
Triportheus angulatus
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Family:  Triportheidae (Hatchet characins), subfamily: Triportheinae
Max. size:  23.8 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 211.0 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5 - 9; depth range 0 - 5 m, potamodromous
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin.
Biology:  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).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Palma Gonzales, Carlos - 21.04.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 04.10.16
Checked by: Christensen, Mike S. - 30.01.96

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