Moenkhausia simulata (Eigenmann, 1924)
photo by Holm, E.

Family:  Characidae (Characins), subfamily: Incertae sedis
Max. size:  7.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 6.5
Distribution:  South America: Upper Amazon, Pachitea, and Maroni River basins.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 34-35. Distinguished by the following characters: dark brown to black spots in the center of scales; caudal spot absent; humeral spot absent; caudal peduncle about deep as long; 26-29 branched anal rays; 33-35 scales on lateral line; 5 scales above lateral line; 4 scales below lateral line; 9 scales in a regularly row before dorsal fin; 4 to 5 supraneurals; 34-35 vertebrae; and a relatively large eye, 2.36-2.87 times in head length (Ref. 55829).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 April 2014 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 27.01.99
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.01.09
Checked by: Benine, Ricardo C. - 31.10.01

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