Pike characin

The Pike characin lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater 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

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

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

Dientudo paraguayo in Spanish (español)
Dourado-cachorro in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe cachorro in Creole, Portuguese
Peixe cachorro in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Peixe cachorro in Unknown
Peixe-cachorro in Portuguese (Português)
Pike characin in English
巴西狼牙脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
巴西狼牙脂鯉 in Unknown
巴西狼牙脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
巴西狼牙脂鲤 in Unknown

Order : Characiformes
Family : Acestrorhynchidae
Genus : Acestrorhynchus
Species : Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro
Authority : Menezes, 1992