Rhaphiodon vulpinus Spix & Agassiz, 1829
photo by Timm, C.D.

Family:  Cynodontidae (Dogtooth characins), subfamily: Cynodontinae
Max. size:  80 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 2,100.0 g
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  South America: Amazon, Orinoco, and Paraná River basins (Paraná, Paraguay and Uruguay rivers) and rivers of Guyana.
Biology:  Apparently carnivorous, probably ichthyophagous. Maximum length reported to reach 64 cm SL (Ref. 26147).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 04.12.93
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.10.11
Checked by: Toledo-Piza, Mônica - 06.06.01

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