Freshwater Fish Species in Paraguay River [South America]

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Fish Species in Paraguay

Arises in Mato Grosso, Brazil and empties into the Paraná River at the SW corner of Paraguay


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=142]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro Acestrorhynchidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.8 native
Aphyocharax dentatus Characidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Aphyocharax gracilis Characidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.2 native
Aphyocharax paraguayensis Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Astronotus crassipinnis Cichlidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.0 native
Astyanacinus moorii Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.9 native
Astyanax lineatus Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.9 native
Astyanax marionae Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.9 native
Astyanax pelegrini Characidae benthopelagic 0 TL   native
Brachychalcinus retrospina Characidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Brochis britskii Callichthyidae demersal 11 TL 3.2 native
Brycon hilarii Characidae benthopelagic 56 TL 2.5 native
Bryconamericus exodon Characidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Bryconamericus stramineus Characidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Bryconamericus thomasi Characidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.9 native
Bujurquina vittata Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Bunocephalus doriae Aspredinidae demersal 10 TL 2.6 native
Catathyridium lorentzii Achiridae demersal 17 TL 3.4 native
Catoprion mento Characidae pelagic 19 TL 3.6 native
Chaetobranchopsis australis Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.5 native
Charax leticiae Characidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.9 native
Charax stenopterus Characidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.9 native
Cichlasoma dimerus Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.3 native
Clupeacharax anchoveoides Characidae pelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Crenicichla lepidota Cichlidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.6 native
Crenicichla vittata Cichlidae benthopelagic 32 TL 3.1 native
Ctenobrycon alleni Characidae pelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Curimatella dorsalis Curimatidae benthopelagic 14 TL   native
Curimatopsis myersi Curimatidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Cynopotamus argenteus Characidae benthopelagic 26 TL 3.9 native
Cynopotamus kincaidi Characidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.0 native
Cyphocharax platanus Curimatidae benthopelagic 17 TL 2.7 native
Eigenmannia trilineata Sternopygidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
Engraulisoma taeniatum Characidae pelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Epapterus dispilurus Auchenipteridae demersal 16 TL 4.5 native
Farlowella isbruckeri Loricariidae demersal 17 TL 2.5 native
Farlowella jauruensis Loricariidae demersal 16 TL 2.5 native
Farlowella paraguayensis Loricariidae demersal 22 TL 2.5 native
Galeocharax humeralis Characidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.0 native
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi Characidae pelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Gymnogeophagus balzanii Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Hemigrammus lunatus Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.1 native
Hemigrammus mahnerti Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.8 native
Hemigrammus marginatus Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Hemigrammus maxillaris Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.9 native
Hemigrammus tridens Characidae benthopelagic 2 TL 2.8 native
Hemigrammus ulreyi Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.9 native
Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus Loricariidae demersal 17 TL 3.3 native
Hemiodus orthonops Hemiodontidae benthopelagic 31 TL 3.0 native
Hisonotus maculipinnis Loricariidae benthopelagic 5 TL   native
Homodiaetus anisitsi Trichomycteridae demersal 7 TL 3.1 native
Hyphessobrycon anisitsi Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon eques Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 endemic
Hyphessobrycon luetkenii Characidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon megalopterus Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.2 native
Hypoptopoma guentheri Loricariidae demersal 8 TL 2.5 native
Iheringichthys megalops Pimelodidae demersal 56 TL 3.4 native
Imparfinis stictonotus Heptapteridae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Jupiaba acanthogaster Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Knodus moenkhausii Characidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Laetacara dorsigera Cichlidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Lepthoplosternum pectorale Callichthyidae demersal 8 TL 3.0 native
Loricaria apeltogaster Loricariidae demersal 32 TL 2.8 native
Markiana nigripinnis Characidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.2 native
Megalancistrus parananus Loricariidae demersal 60 TL   native
Megalechis personata Callichthyidae demersal 16 TL 3.0 native
Mesonauta festivus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.9 native
Metynnis hypsauchen Characidae pelagic 15 TL 2.1 native
Metynnis maculatus Characidae pelagic 18 TL 2.0 native
Metynnis mola Characidae pelagic 15 TL 2.1 native
Metynnis otuquensis Characidae pelagic 11 TL 3.2 native
Mixobrycon ribeiroi Characidae pelagic 12 TL 3.0 native
Moenkhausia dichroura Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.2 native
Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae Characidae benthopelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Myleus levis Characidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.3 native
Myleus tiete Characidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.5 native
Mylossoma duriventre Characidae benthopelagic 31 TL 3.3 native
Ochmacanthus batrachostoma Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Odontostilbe microcephala Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Odontostilbe paraguayensis Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Odontostilbe pequira Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Oligosarcus oligolepis Characidae pelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Otocinclus vittatus Loricariidae demersal 4 TL 2.8 native
Oxydoras eigenmanni Doradidae demersal 12 TL 3.0 native
Paraloricaria agastor Loricariidae demersal 14 TL 2.2 native
Paravandellia oxyptera Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Parodon carrikeri Parodontidae benthopelagic 18 TL 3.0 native
Phenacogaster jancupa Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Phenacogaster tegatus Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Piabarchus analis Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Piabarchus torrenticola Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.2 native
Piabucus melanostomus Characidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.0 native
Piaractus mesopotamicus Characidae demersal 50 TL 2.0 native
Pimelodella mucosa Heptapteridae demersal 18 TL 3.0 native
Pimelodus ornatus Pimelodidae benthopelagic 47 TL 4.4 native
Planaltina myersi Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Potamorhina squamoralevis Curimatidae benthopelagic 29 TL   native
Potamorrhaphis eigenmanni Belonidae pelagic 28 TL 3.6 native
Potamotrygon brachyura Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 99 TL 3.6 native
Potamotrygon castexi Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 99 TL 3.6 native
Potamotrygon falkneri Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 99 TL 3.6 native
Potamotrygon motoro Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 99 TL 3.6 native
Prionobrama paraguayensis Characidae pelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Prochilodus lineatus Prochilodontidae benthopelagic 57 TL 2.2 native
Psectrogaster curviventris Curimatidae benthopelagic 21 TL   native
Psellogrammus kennedyi Characidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.9 native
Pseudocetopsis gobioides Cetopsidae demersal 14 TL 3.2 native
Pseudohemiodon laticeps Loricariidae demersal 37 TL 2.8 native
Pseudohemiodon platycephalus Loricariidae demersal 22 TL 2.8 native
Pseudopimelodus mangurus Pseudopimelodidae demersal 43 TL 3.0 native
Pterobunocephalus depressus Aspredinidae demersal 11 TL 3.2 native
Pyrrhulina australis Lebiasinidae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.2 native
Rhaphiodon vulpinus Cynodontidae pelagic 69 TL 2.9 native
Rivulus punctatus Rivulidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Roeboides bonariensis Characidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.0 native
Roeboides descalvadensis Characidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.7 native
Roeboides paranensis Characidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.7 native
Roeboides prognathus Characidae benthopelagic 18 TL 4.1 native
Salminus brasiliensis Characidae benthopelagic 122 TL 4.1 native
Scoloplax dicra Scoloplacidae demersal 2 TL 2.8 native
Scoloplax distolothrix Scoloplacidae demersal 3 TL 2.8 native
Scoloplax empousa Scoloplacidae demersal 3 TL 2.8 native
Serrapinnus calliurus Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Serrapinnus heterodon Characidae pelagic 5 TL 3.2 native
Serrapinnus kriegi Characidae benthopelagic 3 TL 3.0 native
Serrapinnus microdon Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Serrapinnus notomelas Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Serrasalmus maculatus Characidae pelagic 25 TL 3.6 native
Serrasalmus marginatus Characidae benthopelagic 27 TL 4.0 native
Spatuloricaria evansii Loricariidae demersal 25 TL 2.8 native
Steindachnerina biornata Curimatidae benthopelagic 9 TL 2.1 native
Steindachnerina brevipinna Curimatidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.7 native
Steindachnerina conspersa Curimatidae benthopelagic 16 TL 2.5 native
Sturisoma barbatum Loricariidae demersal 35 TL   native
Sturisoma robustum Loricariidae demersal 31 TL 2.4 native
Thoracocharax stellatus Gasteropelecidae pelagic 8 TL 3.1 native
Tridentopsis cahuali Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 3 TL 3.2 native
Triportheus nematurus Characidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.1 native
Triportheus paranensis Characidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.1 native
Xenurobrycon macropus Characidae benthopelagic 3 TL 2.9 native
Xyliphius barbatus Aspredinidae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
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