English : Shining pencilfish
French : Poisson-crayon brillant
Class : Teleostei
Order : Characiformes
Family : Lebiasinidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults grow to 3,5 cm in length. Elongated body with pointed snout. Belly very light with a silvery-white line. Broad black longitudinal line on mid flanks with broad shiny white upper edge. Upper flanks with dark dots and edges on scales.
Range and habitat
This species is found in South America and is endemic to Brazil where it occurs in the Capim river basin, in the state of Para. Lives likely in shallow rivers, probably in blackwater areas.
IUCN RED LIST : LEAST CONCERN
CITES : Not Listed
Status : The species’ status has just been recently assessed and almost nothing is known about its behavior and conservation status in the wild.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known
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