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Anostomoides passionis  Santos & Zuanon, 2006

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Etymology: Anostomoides: Greek, ana = up + Greek, stoma = mouth (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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South America: Rio Xingu, Brazil.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57460)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Adults occur in rocky areas of the river with moderate to high current (Ref. 57460). Feed on sponges (Ref. 57460). Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).

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Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).

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Dos Santos, G.M. and J. Zuanon, 2006. Anostomoides passionis, a new fish species from rio Xingu, Brasil (Characiformes: Anostomidae). Zootaxa 1168:59-68. (Ref. 57460)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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