Charax pauciradiatus (G√ľnther, 1864)
Charax pauciradiatus
photo by Mikolji, I.

 Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Characinae
 Max. size:  10.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.19999980926514 - 7.5; dH range: 25
 Distribution:  South America: lower Amazon River basin in Brazil (Ref. 36811). Reported from Suriname (Ref. 59052).
 Biology:  Because of its form, this species is very easy to capture with a net. The males are very much smaller than the females. Reproduction takes place during the rainy season. The eggs are deposited on the vegetation and its incubation lasts for 30 hours. Below 6 cm, the juveniles prefer to feed on the larvae of Chironomidae and to a lesser degree on Cladocera. Then, by order of preference, they feed on shrimps, Odonata nymphs and fish juveniles of Ctenobrycon and Curimata (Ref. 12225). Frequents all types of environment (Ref. 27188).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 21.11.97
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
 Checked by: Lucena, Carlos A.S. - 30.06.00

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