characin

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Related to Characidae: family Characidae

characin

a carnivorous fish belonging to the order Cyprinoidea. Includes piranha.
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Characidae, Pimelodidae e Cichlidae tambem estao entre as mais ricas em especies e sao caracterizadas por agrupar especies com tendencia a onivoria, alem de as duas primeiras apresentarem especies pertencentes a quase todos os niveis troficos (LUZ et al.
Since apparently the majority of the characid fishes possess the so-called fin hooks, the presence of these structures was hypothesized to represent a synapomorphy of the family Characidae (Malabarba & Weitzman 2003).
Condition factor in nine species of fish of the Characidae family in the upper Paraná River floodplain, Brazil.
The lake boasts of a number of fish species including the families Gymnachidae, Characidae, Cichlidae, Clariidae and Cyprinidae among others.