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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Picuda Co, Fi: Bramocharax bransfordii, Characidae, y Belonesox belizanus, Poeciliidae.
Las familias mas ricas en especies son Characidae (22/19,1%) y Loricariidae (14/12,2%), seguidas por Trichomycteridae (13) y Astroblepidae (12).
On the Cynopotaminae, a new subfamily of Characidae (Osteichthyes, Ostariophysis, Characoidei).
Orinoquia 9 Trachycoryste insignis Orinoquia 2, 3, 8 Characidae Orinoquia 6, 7 Acestrorynchus falcirrostris Orinoquia 2, 3, 8 Acestrorynchus sp.
Key words: Characiformes, Characidae, Oligosarcus, Bonaerian, Middle Pleistocene, Argentina.
Comparative analysis of gonadal morphology in six fish species of the Incertae Sedis genera in Characidae of occurrence in the Sao Francisco River Basin, Brazil.
Characidae is one of the most complex families within Characiformes fishes, presenting a diverse range of forms, which allowed them to occupy many different habitats, with diversification of food processes and reproductive strategies (Graca and Pavanelli, 2007).
Current phylogenetic hypotheses for Characidae (Mirande 2010, Oliveira et al 2011) include some species of Hyphessobrycon, and recognize that the genus is not monophyletic.
Contribucion a la relacion taxonomica entre cuatro especies de peces de la familia Characidae mediante el Polimorfismo de ADN Amplificado al Azar (RAPD).
La familia Characidae comprende una amplia diversidad de especies con marcada variedad morfologica.
Salminus brasiliensis (Cuvier, 1816), popularly called dourado, belongs to the Characidae family and is one of the most commercially and ecologically important species in its native regions (La Plata, Sao Francisco, Magdalena and the periphery of Amazon/Orinoco basins) (LIMA et al.