Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: upper and middle Amazon basin and rivers Essequibo, Branco and Negro.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 18.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 33012)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 41 - 43;
Vertebrae: 37 - 40. This species is distinguished from R. molossus by having fewer branched anal-fin rays (41-43, versus 43-47). It differs from R. itupiranga by having more anal-fin rays (41-43, versus 38-41), fewer scale rows between lateral line and anal-fin origin (15-16, versus 18-19) and fewer scale rows around caudal peduncle(27-28, versus 30-31).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menezes, N.A. and C.A.S. de Lucena, 1998. Revision of the subfamily Roestinae (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Cynodontidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(3):279-291. (Ref. 33012)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00186 - 0.01235), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .