Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Characiformes > Serrasalmidae > Myloplus > Myloplus rubripinnis

Myloplus rubripinnis (Redhook myleus; Redhook metynnis)

Synonyms: Aphyocharax rubripinnis; Myletes luna; Myletes rubripinnis; Myleus rubripinnis; Myleus rubripinnis luna; Myleus rubripinnis rubripinnis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The redhook myleus, Myloplus rubripinnis, is a medium to large omnivorous fish of the family Serrasalmidae from South America, where found in the Amazon and Orinoco basins, as well as rivers of the Guiana Shield. It is peaceful and schools often, and can grow to a length of 39 cm (15 in). They are also called the redhook silver dollar and are one of the fish referred to as "silver dollars". These fish are capable of delivering serious bites to humans.
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Diet [2]  Herbivore
Adult Length [1]  15 inches (39 cm)

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve State Sustainable Development Reserve VI 3260792 Amazonas, Brazil  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Cameron Park Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Louisville Zoological Garden
Mesker Park Zoo
Miami Metrozoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny w Lodz
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Nat'l Zoological Gardens of S. Africa
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Papiliorama Swiss Tropical Gardens
Parc de Lunaret
Parc Merveilleux
Parque Zoologico Huachipa
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Sedgwick County Zoo
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Universeum Science Center
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Zoo Parc de Beauval


Amazon; America, South - Inland waters; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Neotropical; Orinoco; Peru; South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins; north and eastern Guiana Shield rivers.; Suriname; Venezuela;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Frimpong, E.A., and P. L. Angermeier. 2009. FishTraits: a database of ecological and life-history traits of freshwater fishes of the United States. Fisheries 34:487-495.
2Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at
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