Ossubtus xinguense

It originates from the Xingu River basin, but is restricted to the rapids area around Altamira City, Pará, Brazil.

The Ossubtus xinguense lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

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

A fact from Ossubtus xinguense appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the Did you know? column on 14 July 2007. The text of the entry was as follows: Did you know * ... More

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

Common names

Alderschanabel-Pacu in German (Deutsch)
Papukaijapaku in Finnish (suomen kieli)
骨脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
骨脂鯉 in Unknown
骨脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
骨脂鲤 in Unknown

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Ossubtus
Species : Ossubtus xinguense
Authority : J