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Chalceus macrolepidotus  Cuvier, 1818

Pinktail chalceus
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Guyana country information

Common names: [No common name]
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: never/rarely | Ref:
Regulations: no regulations | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Also Ref. 38376.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/gy.html
National Fisheries Authority: https://www.sdnp.org.gy/minagri/mofc&l/Fisheries/fisheries_department.htm
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Planquette, P., P. Keith and P.-Y. Le Bail, 1996
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Characidae (Characins) > Incertae sedis
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

Common names from other countries

Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 24.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38376)

Environment

Freshwater; pelagic

Climate / Range

Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 13371)

Distribution

South America: Negro and Orinoco River basins and coastal rivers in Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Is very active and is always moving. Frequently found in well oxygenated waters (Ref. 12225). Occurs mainly near the surface and at times jumps out of the water. Feeds on worms, insect larvae and small fishes (Ref. 7020).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: public aquariums

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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5039 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.4   ±0.47 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Low vulnerability (20 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown