Triportheus rotundatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Actinopterygii Characiformes Triportheidae

Scientific Name: Triportheus rotundatus (Jardine, 1841)
Common Name(s):
Spanish Catalina, Sardina, Triportheus de aletas negras
Chalceus rotundatus Jardine, 1841
Chalcinus brachipomus Valenciennes, 1850
Chalcinus rotundatus iquitensis Nakashima, 1941

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-03-01
Assessor(s): Reis, R & Lima, F.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B., Darwall, W., Ram, M. & Smith, K. (SRLI Freshwater Fish Evaluation Workshop)
Assessed as Least Concern due to its large distribution, high abundance, and the lack of any known major widespread threats to this species.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Very widespread and abundant, this species occurs in the Amazon River basin and coastal drainages of the Guianas.
Countries occurrence:
Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname
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Population [top]

Population:A very common and abundant species.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:T. rotundatus is a benthopelagic (ecological region at the lowest level of water body) species that inhabits large rivers and flood plain lakes where there is little current. It is an omnivore which feeds on fruits, seeds and insects which float on the surface of the water. Reproduction takes place during the rainy season.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is known to be collected for the pet trade, but not to a level that is cause for concern.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is collected for the pet trade, but not at a level for there to be a cause for concern for the global population.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place.

Citation: Reis, R & Lima, F. 2009. Triportheus rotundatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T167804A6385272. . Downloaded on 21 September 2017.
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