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characin

a carnivorous fish belonging to the order Cyprinoidea. Includes piranha.
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Species of small ([is less than] 40 mm SL; mean SL = 24 mm) characids of the subfamily Tetragonopterinae (tetras; probably fewer than eight species, mostly in the genera Astyanax, Moenkhausia, and Hyphessobrycon) that could not be identified were also excluded from analyses of relative abundance, but seven tetra species (five of [is greater than]40 mm SL; two of [is less than] 40 mm SL) that could be reliably identified were retained.
Behavior in an intermediate population of the subterranean-dwelling characid Astyanax fasciatus.
Hyphessobrycon uaiso: new characid fish from the rio Grande, upper rio Parana basin, Minas Gerais State (Ostariophysi: Characidae), with a brief comment about some types of Hyphessobrycon.
Similar diets have been reported for other characid genera of the upper Cauca River drainage such as Creagrutus brevipinnis (Roman-Valencia 1998), Roeboides dayi (Roman-Valencia et al.
Oxidative stress biomarkers in tbe freshwater characid fish, Brycon cephalus, exposed to organophosphorus insecticide Folisuper 600 (methyl parathion).
Insectivore to frugivore: ontogenetic changes in gut morphology and digestive enzyme activity in the characid fish Brycon guatemalensis from Costa Rica rain forest streams.
Characid fishes generally possess bony projections in their fin rays, which are generally spiny and are most commonly present in the anal, but also often in the pelvic, and, more rarely, in the dorsal, pectoral, and caudal fins (Malabarba & Weitzman 2003).
Creagrutus melasma, a New Species of Characid fish (Teleostei: Characiformes) forn upland streams of Norther Venezuela.
Behavior in an "intermediate" population of the subterranean-dwelling characid Astyanax fasciatus.