Cynopotamus argenteus

The Cynopotamus argenteus lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 6.0 - 7.2, dH range: 15 environment.

Cynopotamus argenteus Valenciennes, 1849Hydrocyon argenteum Valenciennes, 1836; (valid as) Characinus squamosus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903; (synonym) Charax caliurus Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1907; (synonym) Cynopotamus argenteus Menezes, 1987 - Cynopotamus atratoensisAstyanax atratoensis Eigenmann, 1907; (vs) More

spilopleura and Cynopotamus argenteus, and, exceptionally, a great size species, Piaractus mesopotamicus ("pac More

Cynopotamus argenteus, the River Dog, another characin equipped with a mouthfull of extremely lethal-looking teeth. IMO, this is the best looking WW ad in a long time. Thanks so much for the use of your photo, Seiichi. More

If I could make a wish (for next Xmas??): Cynopotamus argenteus, which looks even meaner. Ever since I owned Mergus 2 (which is a long time), this one has had my keen interest. Never ever seen it for sale though. More

Common names

Dentudo jorobado grande in Spanish (español)
Dientudo in Spanish (español)
Dientudo jorobado in Spanish (español)
Flußhund in German (Deutsch)
Gata in Spanish (español)
Mojarra perro in Spanish (español)
Perro blanco in Spanish (español)
Pirá-yaguá in Guarani (Avañe'ẽ)
Saicanga in Portuguese (Português)
Sulkakoiratetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
犬齒河脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
犬齿河脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Cynopotamus
Species : Cynopotamus argenteus
Authority : Valenciennes, 1836