Pike characin

The Pike characin lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 5.5 - 6.5 environment.

back 1/3 of my pike characin, even though it was 2" longer than the gar at the time). If you plan to purchase one, expect that it will only eat live fish, you may get lucky like i did though. More

In mid 2009 pike characin will be declared noxious in Australia, and as a result will be declared noxious in Queensland. It will be illegal to possess, rear, breed, sell or buy pike characin, live or dead, without a permit. More

Pike characin are not known to be in Australia, however if they are found within Queensland they should be immediately reported to Queensland Primary Industries and Fisheries. More

Phago loricatus Pike characin Acestrorhynchus microlepis Pike cichlid Crenicichla lepidota Pike cichlid Crenicichla saxatilis Pike cichlid Crenicichla lepidota Pike conger Muraenesox bagio Pike icefish Champsocephalus esox Pike killifish Belonesox belizanus Pike livebearer Belonesox belizanus Pike perch Sander canadensis Pike-conger eel Hoplunnis More

The African pike characin is widespread throughout tropical Africa, but is apparently absent from the Nile. They inhabit vast bodies of water such as rivers and lakes. More

Pike characin, Slant-nosed gar, Gar characin Scientific name: Ctenolucius hujeta Synonyms: Xiphostoma hujeta, Luciocharax insculptus, Hydrocynus hujeta (not valid) Size: Can attain 28" (70cm), but often much smaller in More

Pike characins indeed very pike-like in shape, but like the needlefish they like to form schools and mostly hang about it midwater rather than hidden among the plants. Boulengerella lateristriga is the most frequently sold species, most often as the “striped gar”. More

Common names

Cachorinho in Portuguese (Português)
Cachorro in Portuguese (Português)
Cachorro in Spanish (español)
Dagoe fisi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Dagoe fisi in Saramaccan
Dagou fichi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Dagou fichi in Djuka
Dagu fisi in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Dagu fisi in Djuka
Dientón in Spanish (español)
Halataway in South American Indian (Other)
Halataway in Wayana
Halatawéi in South American Indian (Other)
Halatawéi in Wayana
Hechtkopfsalmler in German (Deutsch)
Kirjovaanijatetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Moinge in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Moinge in Djuka
Moingué in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Moingué in Djuka
Mopiyé in Oyampi
mopiye in South American Indian (Other)
Payala in Carib
Payala in Galibi
Pejezorro in Spanish (español)
Petit dent-chien in Creole, French
Petit dent-chien in Creoles and Pidgins, French
Pez cachorro in Spanish (español)
Pez zorro in Spanish (español)
Pike characin in English
Småskællet geddekarpelaks in Danish (dansk)
Südamerikanischer Hechtsalmler in German (Deutsch)
Susivaanijatetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Ueua in Portuguese (Português)
Wayabra in Palicur
Zadoe in Creoles and Pidgins, English
Zadoe in Saramaccan
圭亚那狼牙脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
圭亞那狼牙脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
小鱗狼牙脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
小鳞狼牙脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Acestrorhynchidae
Genus : Acestrorhynchus
Species : Acestrorhynchus microlepis
Authority : Schomburgk, 1841