In Spanish its common name is boga ; in Brazil it is known as piapara.

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The Characin lives in the benthopelagic, potamodromous, freshwater environment.

Most Characins are schooling fish so they do better in a community aquarium with lots of buddies to hang out with. Apart from the predatory species such as the Piranhas, most Characins are peaceful even though many are carnivores. The herbivorous Characins are known as Limnivores or mud-eaters. More

A fascinating fish, the Sabertooth Characin has a mouth full of needle sharp teeth and two large fangs! The Sabre Toothed Tiger Fishes are a group of fish known collectively as Pirandir More

The Characidae, characids or characins are a family of freshwater subtropical and tropical fish, belonging to the order Characiformes. The name "characins" is the historical one, but scientists today tend to prefer "characids" to reflect their status as a by and large monophyletic group at family rank. More

Various small, colorful characin species, called tetras, are used in aquariums. More

The Long Finned Characin is a lively, peace loving fish enjoying schooling. They like live food, insect and vegetation. More

A small characin found in Mexican streams is interesting for the stages of blindness it exhibits: those living deep in caves are eyeless; those found near the entrance have imperfect eyes; and the specimens living in open water have normal eyes. More

Hundreds of species of characins are found in Central and South America, a smaller number in tropical Africa. Characins are distinguished by toothed jaws and, usually, an adipose (second dorsal) fin on the back. More

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characin (kâr'usin) , common name for members of the Characidae, a large and diverse family comprising 700 species of freshwater fishes. The characins are related to the carp and the catfish. They are found in Africa and in tropical America, especially in the Amazon. More

characin family (familyCharacidae) of order Characiformes. It is nativeto the upper Orinoco and Negro Rivers in South America. Growing to about 3 cm (1. More

The characins is a large group of fishes containing over 700 species. They range from the super small (glowlight tetra) to the super large (pacu). The smaller tetras are the mainstays of the fishkeeping hobby and still enjoy great popularity with hobbyists. More

Characins are classified in the phylum Chordata, class Osteichthyes, order Cypriniformes. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2007, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. More

The Tiger Characin is a predatory fish from South America. This unusual-looking species is silver in color with very large sharp teeth that can be easily seen. More

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characincharacin - any freshwater fish of the family Characinidaecharacid, characin fishcypriniform fish - a soft-finned fish of the order CypriniformesCharacidae, family Characidae - tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central Americatetra - brightly colored tropical freshwater More

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characin definition chara·cin (kar′ə sin) noun any of a large family (Characidae, order Cypriniformes) of small, strong-jawed freshwater fishes of South and Central America and Africa Etymology: ModL . More

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Common names

Boga in Spanish (español)
Bogón in Spanish (español)
Characin in English
Leporinus obtusidens in Spanish (español)
Piaba in Portuguese (Português)
Piapara in Portuguese (Português)
Piará-uçu in Portuguese (Português)
Piau in Portuguese (Português)
Piava in Portuguese (Português)
鈍吻兔脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
钝吻兔脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Anostomidae
Genus : Leporinus
Species : Leporinus obtusidens
Authority : Valenciennes, 1837