Iguanodectes spilurus  (Günther, 1864)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Iguanodectidae () > Iguanodectinae
Etymology: Iguanodectes: Arawak, iwana = the name of a lizard; cited by Cristobal Colon, gave also the name to the island of "Guanahani"; 1492 (Ref. 45335).

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Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.0 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 18.   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 1672), preferred ?

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South America: Amazon, Essequibo, Orinoco, and Tocantins River basins.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38383)

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in fast-flowing creeks.

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Spawns in intervalls (Ref. 1672).

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Moreira, C., 2003. Characidae - Iguanodectinae (Characins, tetras). p. 172-181. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 38383)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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