Moenkhausia diktyota Lima & Toledo-Piza, 2001
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Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  5.24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: upper Negro River basin in Brazil.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal spines: 4-4; Anal soft rays: 20-22; Vertebrae: 33-33. Color pattern on body reticulated, formed by dark pigmentation along the posterior portion of the scales. A horizontally elongate black stripe extends from a vertical through the last anal fin ray to tips of middle caudal fin rays. The caudal peduncle stripe is not preceded by a light area as that on M. oligolepis. The anterior humeral blotch is uniformly pigmented along its length. Lateral line incomplete (Ref. 41101).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 02.04.02

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