Hydrolycus scomberoides (Cuvier, 1819)
Payara
Hydrolycus scomberoides
photo by Magalhães, K.

Family:  Cynodontidae (Dogtooth characins), subfamily: Cynodontinae
Max. size:  117 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 18 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Apparently carnivorous, probably ichthyophagous. Maximum length reported to reach 40 cm TL (Ref. 12468).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.09.92
Modified by: Froese, Rainer - 21.12.05
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 10.12.96

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