Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
South America: upper Madeira River basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 111115); max. published weight: 209.61 g (Ref. 111115)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 43 - 47;
Vertebrae: 40. Readily distinguished from the other two species of the genus by having more branched rays on the anal fin (43-47, versus 41-43 in R. ogilviei and 38-41 in R. itupiranga). Hooks are present on the anal fin of adult male specimens of R. itupiranga and in one adult male of R. ogilviei but have not been found in males of R. molossus of comparable sizes.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Menezes, N.A. and C.A.S. de Lucena, 1998. Revision of the subfamily Roestinae (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Cynodontidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(3):279-291. (Ref. 33012)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 119314)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00184 - 0.01246), b=3.13 (2.90 - 3.36), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 4.1 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .