Metynnis maculatus (Kner, 1858)
Spotted metynnis
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Serrasalmidae ()
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 6 - 7.19999980926514; dH range: 10
Distribution:  South America: Amazon and Paraguay River basins.
Biology:  This fish feeds on fruits and plants, and in extreme conditions or in captivity, may go for fish, crustaceans or maybe meat, but still are not considered dangerous.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.08.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: J├ęgu, Michel - 20.06.01

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