Roeboides microlepis

The Roeboides microlepis lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater environment.

Roeboides microlepis G More

The Roeboides microlepis species-group is revised. Four species are recognized: R. myersii Gill, 1870 from the Amazon basin, R. microlepis (Reinhardt, 1851) from river Paraguay, middle and lower river Paraná, R. araguaito sp. nov. from the river Orinoco basin, and R. margareteae sp. More

Roeboides microlepis predated on whole fish, and we considered it piscivorous. The migration of teeth to the external part of mouth seems to be the determinant factor of the feeding pattern of the three species we analyzed. More

Common names

Cacunda in Portuguese (Português)
Corcunda in Portuguese (Português)
Dentudo in Spanish (español)
Dientudo in Spanish (español)
Dientudo jorobado in Spanish (español)
Hopealasitetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Keltalasitetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Saicanga in Portuguese (Português)
Småskællet glastetra in Danish (dansk)
小鱗突頜脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
小鳞突颌脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese
阿根廷突頜脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
阿根廷突颌脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Characidae
Genus : Roeboides
Species : Roeboides microlepis
Authority : Reinhardt, 1851