Salminus brasiliensis (Cuvier, 1816)
Dorado
photo by Timm, C.D.

 Family:  Bryconidae (), subfamily: Salmininae
 Max. size:  100 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 31 kg; max. reported age: 9 years
 Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
 Distribution:  South America: Paraná, Paraguay, and Uruguay River basins; Laguna dos Patos drainage, upper Chaparé and Mamoré River basin in Bolivia. Occurrence in the remaining Amazon River highly doubtful.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Occurs in ponds (Ref. 11229). Carnivorous (Ref. 79585). Feeds on fish and crustaceans (Ref. 13614).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 11.05.00
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 28.11.13
 Checked by: Lima, Flavio C. T. - 22.10.01

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