Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes
(Characins) > Anostomidae
Etymology: Schizodon: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: rivers draining into Lake Maracaibo.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 40.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 26543)
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 40 - 41. With 5 1/2 scales in a transverse series between the lateral line and the origin of the dorsal fin; with 5 scales between the lateral line and the origin of the anal fin; presence of three cusps on all jaw teeth; fourth blotch of dark pigmentation on the mid-lateral surface of the body is centered distinctly anterior of the vertical line through the origin of the adipose fin; relatively longer post-orbital portion of the head (0.40- 0.47 of HL); and lack of dark mid-lateral stripe; pored lateral-line scales from supracleithrum to end of lateral line 43 to 45; all scales of lateral line pored.
Adults feed on fresh leaves and grasses (Ref. 26543). Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places (Ref. 205).
Vari, R.P. and S.J. Raredon, 1991. The genus Schizodon (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Anostomidae) in Venezuela, a reappraisal. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 104(1):12-22. (Ref. 28837)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01122 (0.00552 - 0.02279), b=3.06 (2.89 - 3.23), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.0 ±0.00 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (49 of 100) .