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Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822)

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Classification / Names Nombres comunes | Sinónimos | Catalog of Fishes(Género, Especie) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

> Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Osteoglossidae (Arowanas) > Herorotidinae
Etymology: Arapaima: From tupí-guaraní, arapaima (Ref. 45335).

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

; agua dulce demersal; pH range: 6.0 - 6.5; dH range: 10 - ?.   Tropical; 25°C - 29°C (Ref. 2060); 5°N - 11°S

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South America: Amazon River basin. International trade restricted (CITES II, since 1.7.75). The active fishing of this fish has reduced both the population size, and occurrence of large individuals, especially around the populated regions of the Amazon (Ref. 50891).

Length at first maturity / Tamaño / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?, range 145 - 154 cm
Max length : 450 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 6398); common length : 200 cm TL macho / no sexado; (Ref. 557); peso máximo publicado: 200.0 kg (Ref. 557)

Biología     Glosario (por ej. epibenthic)

Often referred to as the largest freshwater fish. Builds a nest of about 15 cm depth and 50 cm width in sandy bottoms. Spawns in April and May and guards the eggs and the young. Obligate air breather. The fish rises to the surface of the water and inspires air in a noisy, distinctive gulp, which is reported to carry for long distances (Ref. 50891). Migrates into higher floodplain habitats with rising water and moves back eventually to lacustrine habitats during low water level (Ref. 116898). Threatened due to over harvesting (Ref. 58490).

Life cycle and mating behavior Madurez | Reproducción | Puesta | Huevos | Fecundidad | Larva

Main reference Upload your references | Referencias | Coordinador | Colaboradores

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2003. Arapaimatidae (Bonytongues). p. 31. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 50891)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)

  Data deficient (DD) ; Date assessed: 01 August 1996

CITES (Ref. 123416)


CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





Human uses

Pesquerías: comercial; Acuicultura: comercial; pesca deportiva: si; Acuario: Acuarios públicos
FAO - Acuicultura: producción; pesquerías: landings; Publication: search | FishSource |

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Estimates based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5938   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01096 (0.00596 - 0.02017), b=2.94 (2.77 - 3.11), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245).
Nivel trófico (Ref. 69278):  4.5   ±0.0 se; based on diet studies.
Generation time: 11.1 ( na - na) years. Estimated as median ln(3)/K based on 2 growth studies.
Resiliencia (Ref. 120179):  Bajo, población duplicada en un tiempo mínimo de 4.5-14 años (tm=4-6; Fec=47,000).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (54 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.
Nutrients (Ref. 124155):  Calcium = 38.2 [18.5, 92.8] mg/100g ; Iron = 0.808 [0.489, 1.530] mg/100g ; Protein = 16.6 [14.1, 19.0] % ; Omega3 = 0.294 [0.131, 0.684] g/100g ; Selenium = 125 [44, 359] μg/100g ; VitaminA = 18.4 [5.4, 69.6] μg/100g ; Zinc = 0.643 [0.378, 1.031] mg/100g (wet weight); based on nutrient studies.