Salminus maxillosus 黄金河虎 9"
Classification / Names
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Bryconidae > Salmininae
Freshwater; benthopelagic; potamodromous. Tropical
Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age
Max length : 100.0 cm SL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 31.4 kg; max. reported age: 9 years
South America: Paraná, Paraguay, and Uruguay River basins; Laguna dos Patos drainage, upper Chaparé and Mamoré River basin in Bolivia. Occurrence in the remaining Amazon River highly doubtful.
Occurs in ponds. Carnivorous. Feeds on fish and crustaceans.
Pairing is distinct during copulation