Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Characiformes > Characidae > Paracheirodon > Paracheirodon axelrodi

Paracheirodon axelrodi (Scarlet characin; Red neon; Neon tetra; Neon; Cardinal tetra; Néon)

Synonyms: Cheirodon axelrodi; Hyphessobrycon cardinalis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The cardinal tetra (Paracheirodon axelrodi) is a freshwater fish of the characin family (family Characidae) of order Characiformes. It is native to the upper Orinoco and Negro Rivers in South America. Growing to about 3 cm (1.2 in) total length, the cardinal tetra has the striking iridescent blue line characteristic of the Paracheirodon species laterally bisecting the fish, with the body below this line being vivid red in color, hence the name "cardinal tetra". The cardinal tetra's appearance is similar to that of the closely related neon tetra, with which it is often confused; the neon's red coloration extends only about halfway to the nose, and the neon's blue stripe is a less vibrant blue.
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Diet [1]  Carnivore, Planktivore
Water Biome [1]  Rivers and Streams

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoo
Acquario di Genova
Akron Zoological Park
Aquarium du Quebec
Biodome de Montreal
Boras Djurpark Zoo
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Dickerson Park Zoo
Dierenpark Emmen
Ecodrome CV
El Paso Zoo
Florida Aquarium
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
London Aquarium
Louisville Zoological Garden
Marwell Wildlife
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Newport Aquarium
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
North of England Zoological Society
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Ouwehand Zoo
Parc de Lunaret
Parc Merveilleux
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Randers Regnskov
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Rodbaston College
Rotterdam Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Trevor Zoo at Millbrook School
Universeum Science Center
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Ctr
Wellington Zoo Trust
Wildlife World Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo de Santillana y Parque Cuaternario
Zoo Dvur Kralove, a.s.
Zoo Hannover GmbH
Zoo Zürich


America, South - Inland waters; Brazil; Colombia; Negro; Neotropical; South America: Upper Orinoco and Negro River basins.; Venezuela;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, 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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