It originates from the Xingu River basin, but is restricted to the rapids area around Altamira City, Pará, Brazil.
Ossubtus xinguense is a species of serrasalmine characin and is the only species of the genus Ossubtus. It has an unusual downturned mouth that gives the appearance of a beak. More
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Ossubtus xinguense is also characterised by the lack of prepelvic serrae, the contact of the two series of premaxillary teeth, the possession of delicate incisiform teeth on the jaws, and a triangular black humeral blotch in juveniles. More