Freshwater Fish Species in Purus River [South America[

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Fish Species in Purus

Rises in the Andes Mts. in SE Peru, flows through Brazil and into the Amazon river above Manaus


[No. of Species listed in Fishbase.org=9]
Species Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic level Status
Boulengerella maculata Ctenoluciidae pelagic 39 TL 4.5 native
Crossoloricaria bahuaja Loricariidae demersal 21 TL 2.1 native
Gladioglanis conquistador Heptapteridae demersal 5 TL 3.0 native
Iguanodectes polylepis Characidae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.2 native
Iguanodectes purusi Characidae benthopelagic 10 TL 3.0 native
Megalocentor echthrus Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 11 TL 3.2 native
Peckoltia brevis Loricariidae demersal 14 TL 2.5 native
Petitella georgiae Characidae pelagic 5 TL 3.0 native
Rhytiodus elongatus Anostomidae benthopelagic 25 TL 2.5 native
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Page generated June 30, 2003 from Fishbase.org. Page created by: Jen, 15.11.01, last modified by Jen, 20.09.02.




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