Aplochiton taeniatus Jenyns, 1842
Aplochiton taeniatus
photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse

Family:  Galaxiidae (Galaxiids), subfamily: Aplochitoninae
Max. size:  33.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  South America: On both sides of the Andes, in Chile from Lake Villarrica south and in Argentina from Lake Lacar south; into Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal spines: 2-2; Anal soft rays: 13-13
Biology:  Found mostly in lakes, but recent collections from sites close to the sea suggest amphidromy.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.03.95
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 02.01.20

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