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Salminus maxillosus 黄金河虎 9"

RM 380.00


Classification / Names  

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Bryconidae > Salmininae
Etymology: Salminus: 

Environment 

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 

Distribution

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.

Mating behavior  

Pairing is distinct during copulation