Bryconamericus scleroparius (Regan, 1908)
photo by Molina, A.

Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Stevardiinae
Max. size:  11 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Central and South America: coastal rivers in Costa Rica, Ecuador and Panama.
Biology:  Typical of creeks than of large rivers. Inhabits waters of moderate current as well as lakes and more rapid waters. Found between 12 to 600 m in elevation. An aggressive fish which swims in schools. Principal food consists of seeds, leaves and in smaller quantities, insects (Ref. 36880).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 09.02.99
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.07.13
Checked by: Pezzi da Silva, José F. - 31.05.01

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