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Piaractus mesopotamicus (Holmberg, 1887)

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Classification / Names Populärnamn | synonymer | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (strålfeniga fiskar) > Characiformes (Characins) > Serrasalmidae ()
Etymology: Piaractus: Greek, piar = fat, the side with grease of a body + Greek, aktos , ago = to carry.

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ekologi

; stvatten bottenlevande; flodvandrande (Ref. 51243).   Subtropical; 15°S - 38°S, 66°W - 42°W

Utbredning Länder | FAO områden | Ekosystem | Förekomster | Point map | Utplanteringar | Faunafri

South America: Paraguay-Paraná River basin.

Size / Vikt / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.5 cm SL hane/ej könsbestämd; (Ref. 39031); publicerad maxvikt: 20.0 kg (Ref. 32894)

Short description Morfologi | Morfometri

Dark grey to silver dorsally and laterally and white ventrally with a yellow breast.

Biologi     Ordlista (t.ex. epibenthic)

Invades the flooded forests to feed on nuts and seeds which fall from trees (Ref. 32894). Reaches around 50.0 cm SL (Ref. 81048).

Life cycle and mating behavior Könsmognad | Reproduktion | Lek | Ägg | Fecundity | Larver

Assuming standard characid reproduction. Replace ASAP.

Main reference Upload your references | referenser | Koordinator | Medarbetare

Lovshin, L.L., 1995. The colossomids. p. 153-159. In C.E. Nash and A.J. Novotny (eds.) World animal science: production of aquatic animals: fishes. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. (Ref. 32894)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 118484)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Vattenbruk: kommersiell
FAO(Vattenbruk: produktion; ; publication : search) | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.7500   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Trofisk nivå (Ref. 69278):  2.0   ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resiliens (Ref. 120179):  Hög, lägsta populationsfördubblingstid mindre än 15 månader (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .