Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Prochilodontidae
Etymology: Prochilodus: Greek, pro = first, in front of + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335). More on author: Steindachner.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: Atrato, Sinú, and Cauca-Magdalena River basins in Colombia.
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm 24.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 36.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96624); max. published weight: 905.00 g (Ref. 96624)
Maximum length based on examined specimen; reported to reach 50 cm SL in literature (Ref. 12403, 37057).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Géry, J., 1977. Characoids of the world. Neptune City ; Reigate : T.F.H. [etc.]; 672 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 23 cm. (Ref. 598)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5001 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.01247 - 0.03048), b=2.95 (2.82 - 3.08), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.1 ±0.1 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (K=0.28-0.38).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .