characin


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characin

a carnivorous fish belonging to the order Cyprinoidea. Includes piranha.
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Usually, terrestrial invertebrates are consumed by visual predators able to swim against the flow to capture drifting food in the water column (drift feeding), a role usually played by small characins in Brazilian streams (Sabino & Castro, 1990; Casatti, 2002).
New loricariate, characin and poeciliid fishes from the Rio Chucunaque, Panama.
Interactive ecology of two cohabiting characin fishes (Astyanax fasciatus and Astyanax bimaculatus) in an eutrophic Brazilian reservoir.