Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Characiformes > Characidae > Moenkhausia > Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae

Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae (Yellowhead characin; Yellow-banded moenkhausia; Red-eye tetra; Redeye tetra; Red eye tetra)

Synonyms: Moenkhausia sanctae-filomenae; Tetragonopterus sanctae filomenae; Tetragonopterus sanctaefilomenae
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Wikipedia Abstract

The red eye tetra (Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae), also known as the yellow-banded moenkhausia, the yellow back moenkhausia and the yellowhead tetra is a species of tetra. It is a freshwater fish, can grow up to 7 centimetres (2.8 in), and can live for approximately 5 years. The Red-eye tetra has a bright silver body accented by a black tail and a thin red circle around its eye.It is found in South America, in Paraguay, eastern Bolivia, eastern Peru, and western Brazil It is an aquarium fish for the aquarium hobby. They are now bred extensively in Asia.
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Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Mamore - Madre de Dios Piedmont Bolivia, Brazil, Peru Neotropic Tropical and Subtropical Upland Rivers    

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Defensores del Chaco National Park II 1792493 Paraguay  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


America, South - Inland waters; Argentina; Brazil; Neotropical; Paraguay; Paraná; South America: Brazil (in Paranaíba River basin), Paraguay and Argentina (Ref. 9086).; South America: Paranaíba, São Francisco, upper Parana, Paraguay amd Uruguay River basins.;

External References



Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License