Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic; dH range: ? - 22. Tropical; 22°C - 25°C (Ref. 2060)
South America: Río Magdalena and Río Sinú basins (northern Colombia) and rivers draining into Lago de Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 26.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 96636); max. published weight: 119.20 g (Ref. 96636)
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 42 - 46. Can be distinguished from C. beani by differences in body pigmentation, number of vertebrae, relative least depth of caudal peduncle, the alignment of the articulation between the sixth infraorbital and supraorbital, and number of lateral line scales.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Number of eggs between 1000 and 3000.
Vari, R.P., 1995. The Neotropical fish family Ctenoluciidae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes): supra and intrafamilial phylogenetic relationships, with a revisionary study. Smithson. Contri. Zool. No. 564, 97 p. (Ref. 13118)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Aquarium: public aquariums
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.7578 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00250 - 0.00800), b=3.09 (2.92 - 3.26), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 4.2 ±0.73 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Fec=1,000-3,000).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (22 of 100).