Gilbertolus alatus (Steindachner, 1878)
photo by Alvarez, F. / CIUA

 Family:  Acestrorhynchidae (Smallscale pike characins), subfamily: Roestinae
 Max. size:  14.3 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 44.2 g
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  South America: Rio Magdalena and Lago Maracaibo basin.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 49-53. Fewer lateral line scales (58-59, versus 64-70 in G. maracaiboensis and 68-75 in G. atratoensis), fewer scale rows between lateral line and anal-fin origin (9-11, versus 12-14 in G. maracaiboensis and 13-16 in G. atratoensis) and fewer scale rows around caudal peduncle (19, versus 21-23 in G. maracaiboensis and 21-23 in G. atratoensis).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.12.99
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 26.04.17
 Checked by: Toledo-Piza, Mônica - 22.10.01

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