Freshwater Fish Species in Paraná River [South America]

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Fish Species in Paraná


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=189]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Acestrorhynchus lacustris Acestrorhynchidae benthopelagic 33 TL 4.6 native
Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro Acestrorhynchidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.8 native
Ageneiosus inermis Auchenipteridae pelagic 59 TL 4.0 native
Ageneiosus militaris Auchenipteridae pelagic 37 TL 3.0 native
Ageneiosus ucayalensis Auchenipteridae pelagic 35 TL 4.5 native
Apareiodon affinis Parodontidae benthopelagic 18 TL 2.9 native
Apareiodon ibitiensis Parodontidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.9 native
Apareiodon piracicabae Parodontidae benthopelagic 14 TL 3.0 native
Apareiodon vittatus Parodontidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Aphyocharax anisitsi Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 endemic
Aphyocharax erythrurus Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Aphyocheirodon hemigrammus Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Astronotus crassipinnis Cichlidae benthopelagic 30 TL 3.0 native
Astyanax abramis Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Astyanax bimaculatus Characidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.9 native
Astyanax correntinus Characidae benthopelagic 0 TL   native
Astyanax fasciatus Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.8 native
Astyanax leonidas Characidae benthopelagic 0 TL   native
Astyanax scabripinnis scabripinnis Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.9 native
Astyanax troya Characidae benthopelagic 0 TL   native
Boulengerella cuvieri Ctenoluciidae pelagic 98 TL 3.2 native
Brachyhypopomus beebei Hypopomidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.1 native
Brachyhypopomus pinnicaudatus Hypopomidae benthopelagic 19 TL 2.6 native
Brycon nattereri Characidae benthopelagic 36 TL 2.7 native
Bryconamericus eigenmanni Characidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Bujurquina vittata Cichlidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Bunocephalus doriae Aspredinidae demersal 10 TL 2.6 native
Bunocephalus larai Aspredinidae demersal 7 TL 3.0 native
Callichthys callichthys Callichthyidae demersal 21 TL 2.9 native
Catathyridium jenynsii Achiridae demersal 17 TL 3.4 native
Cetopsorhamdia iheringi Heptapteridae demersal 5 TL 3.0 native
Chaetobranchopsis australis Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.5 native
Characidium gomesi Crenuchidae benthopelagic 8 TL 3.1 native
Characidium rachovii Crenuchidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Characidium schubarti Crenuchidae benthopelagic 63 TL 2.9 native
Characidium stigmosum Crenuchidae benthopelagic 0 TL   native
Characidium zebra Crenuchidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.2 native
Cichla monoculus Cichlidae benthopelagic 41 TL 4.1 native
Cichlasoma dimerus Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.3 native
Cichlasoma tembe Cichlidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.2 native
Clupeacharax anchoveoides Characidae pelagic 8 TL 3.0 native
Coptobrycon bilineatus Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Corydoras carlae Callichthyidae demersal 6 TL 3.0 native
Corydoras difluviatilis Callichthyidae demersal 0 TL   native
Corydoras hastatus Callichthyidae demersal 3 TL 3.0 native
Crenicichla lepidota Cichlidae benthopelagic 22 TL 3.6 native
Crenicichla niederleinii Cichlidae benthopelagic 29 TL 3.1 native
Crenicichla vittata Cichlidae benthopelagic 32 TL 3.1 native
Curimatella dorsalis Curimatidae benthopelagic 14 TL   native
Cynopotamus argenteus Characidae benthopelagic 26 TL 3.9 native
Cyphocharax platanus Curimatidae benthopelagic 17 TL 2.7 native
Deuterodon garujo Characidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.0 native
Deuterodon langei Characidae pelagic 11 TL 3.2 native
Eigenmannia trilineata Sternopygidae benthopelagic 25 TL 3.0 native
Eigenmannia virescens Sternopygidae benthopelagic 35 TL 3.0 native
Farlowella hahni Loricariidae demersal 25 TL 2.8 native
Galeocharax humeralis Characidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.0 native
Galeocharax knerii Characidae benthopelagic 27 TL 3.2 native
Gymnogeophagus balzanii Cichlidae benthopelagic 15 TL 3.0 native
Gymnogeophagus setequedas Cichlidae benthopelagic 12 TL 3.2 native
Gymnotus arapaima Gymnotidae demersal 55 TL 2.5 native
Gymnotus carapo Gymnotidae benthopelagic 60 TL 3.0 native
Hasemania crenuchoides Characidae pelagic 9 TL 3.0 native
Hasemania hanseni Characidae pelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Hasemania maxillaris Characidae pelagic 3 TL 3.0 native
Hasemania melanura Characidae pelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Hemigrammus mahnerti Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.8 native
Hemigrammus marginatus Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Hemiodus orthonops Hemiodontidae benthopelagic 31 TL 3.0 native
Hemiodus semitaeniatus Hemiodontidae benthopelagic 20 TL 2.9 native
Hemipsilichthys splendens Loricariidae demersal 7 TL 3.0 native
Hemisorubim platyrhynchos Pimelodidae demersal 65 TL 4.5 native
Hisonotus francirochai Loricariidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.0 native
Hisonotus maculipinnis Loricariidae benthopelagic 5 TL   native
Homodiaetus anisitsi Trichomycteridae demersal 7 TL 3.1 native
Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus Erythrinidae pelagic 40 TL 3.8 native
Hoplias malabaricus Erythrinidae benthopelagic 60 TL 4.5 native
Hoplosternum littorale Callichthyidae demersal 20 TL 2.7 native
Hyphessobrycon arianae Characidae benthopelagic 3 TL 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon balbus Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon bifasciatus Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon coelestinus Characidae benthopelagic 3 TL 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon guarani Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Hyphessobrycon igneus Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 2.9 native
Hyphessobrycon meridionalis Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 2.8 native
Hyphessobrycon taurocephalus Characidae benthopelagic 6 TL 2.8 native
Hyphessobrycon wajat Characidae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Hypophthalmus oremaculatus Pimelodidae demersal 58 TL 3.4 native
Hypoptopoma guentheri Loricariidae demersal 8 TL 2.5 native
Hypoptopoma inexspectatum Loricariidae demersal 9 TL 2.5 native
Hypostomus ancistroides Loricariidae demersal 21 TL 2.0 native
Hypostomus dlouhyi Loricariidae demersal 30 TL 2.5 native
Hypostomus microstomus Loricariidae demersal 30 TL 2.5 native
Hypostomus piratatu Loricariidae demersal 34 TL 2.5 native
Imparfinis borodini Heptapteridae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Imparfinis mirini Heptapteridae demersal 9 TL 3.0 native
Imparfinis schubarti Heptapteridae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Kolpotocheirodon theloura Characidae pelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Laetacara dorsigera Cichlidae benthopelagic 6 TL 3.1 native
Leporellus vittatus Anostomidae benthopelagic 30 TL 2.5 native
Leporinus friderici friderici Anostomidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.6 native
Leporinus obtusidens Anostomidae benthopelagic 49 TL 2.6 native
Loricaria apeltogaster Loricariidae demersal 32 TL 2.8 native
Loricaria lentiginosa Loricariidae demersal 36 TL   native
Loricaria prolixa Loricariidae demersal 43 TL 2.0 native
Loricariichthys anus Loricariidae demersal 26 TL 2.8 native
Loricariichthys rostratus Loricariidae demersal 34 TL   native
Markiana nigripinnis Characidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.2 native
Mesonauta festivus Cichlidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.9 native
Mimagoniates lateralis Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Moenkhausia intermedia Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 2.7 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
Neoplecostomus paranensis Loricariidae demersal 12 TL 2.7 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 menezesi Characidae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.3 native
Oligosarcus oligolepis Characidae pelagic 4 TL 3.0 native
Oligosarcus paranensis Characidae benthopelagic 26 TL 3.3 native
Oligosarcus pintoi Characidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.5 native
Oligosarcus planaltinae Characidae benthopelagic 13 TL 3.2 native
Otocinclus vestitus Loricariidae demersal 4 TL 2.7 native
Otocinclus vittatus Loricariidae demersal 4 TL 2.8 native
Oxydoras kneri Doradidae demersal 70 TL 3.2 native
Pachyurus bonariensis Sciaenidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.5 native
Parastegophilus maculatus Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 6 TL 4.5 native
Parastegophilus paulensis Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 7 TL 3.3 native
Paravandellia oxyptera Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 4 TL 2.9 native
Phalloceros caudimaculatus Poeciliidae pelagic 6 TL 2.8 native
Phenacorhamdia tenebrosa Heptapteridae demersal 11 TL 3.2 native
Phenacorhamdia unifasciata Heptapteridae demersal 11 TL 3.2 native
Piaractus mesopotamicus Characidae demersal 50 TL 2.0 native
Pimelodella gracilis Heptapteridae demersal 21 TL 3.3 native
Pimelodus absconditus Pimelodidae benthopelagic 19 TL 3.5 native
Pimelodus heraldoi Pimelodidae demersal 22 TL 3.0 native
Pimelodus maculatus Pimelodidae benthopelagic 44 TL 4.0 native
Pimelodus ornatus Pimelodidae benthopelagic 47 TL 4.4 native
Pimelodus paranaensis Pimelodidae benthopelagic 28 TL 3.8 native
Platydoras armatulus Doradidae demersal 25 TL 3.0 native
Potamorhina squamoralevis Curimatidae benthopelagic 29 TL   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
Pseudocetopsis gobioides Cetopsidae demersal 14 TL 3.2 native
Pseudohemiodon laticeps Loricariidae demersal 37 TL 2.8 native
Pseudopimelodus mangurus Pseudopimelodidae demersal 43 TL 3.0 native
Pseudoplatystoma fasciatum Pimelodidae demersal 104 TL 4.4 native
Pterodoras granulosus Doradidae demersal 70 TL 2.5 native
Rhamdia quelen Heptapteridae benthopelagic 43 TL 3.2 native
Rhamdiopsis microcephala Heptapteridae demersal 17 TL 3.0 native
Rhamphichthys hahni Rhamphichthyidae benthopelagic 27 TL 3.2 native
Rhaphiodon vulpinus Cynodontidae pelagic 69 TL 2.9 native
Rhinelepis strigosa Loricariidae demersal 49 TL 2.7 native
Rhinodoras dorbignyi Doradidae demersal 50 TL 3.5 native
Rivulus pictus Rivulidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.2 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 unclear
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
Salminus hilarii Characidae benthopelagic 61 TL 2.9 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 microdon Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Serrapinnus notomelas Characidae benthopelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Serrapinnus piaba 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
Serrasalmus spilopleura Characidae benthopelagic 26 TL 4.1 native
Sorubim lima Pimelodidae demersal 53 TL 4.0 native
Steindachnerina brevipinna Curimatidae benthopelagic 14 TL 2.7 native
Steindachnerina corumbae Curimatidae benthopelagic 15 TL 2.6 native
Synbranchus marmoratus Synbranchidae demersal 150 TL 3.2 native
Thoracocharax stellatus Gasteropelecidae pelagic 8 TL 3.1 native
Trachelyopterus galeatus Auchenipteridae demersal 27 TL 3.3 native
Trachydoras paraguayensis Doradidae demersal 13 TL 2.7 native
Trichomycterus castroi Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 17 TL 3.2 native
Triportheus paranensis Characidae benthopelagic 20 TL 3.1 native
Xyliphius barbatus Aspredinidae demersal 12 TL 3.2 native
Xyliphius lombarderoi Aspredinidae demersal 13 TL 3.2 native
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