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  • Kronichthys subteres
  • Kronichthys subteres
  • Kronichthys subteres
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Scientific Name Kronichthys subteres  Miranda-Ribeiro, 1908
Common Name
Type Locality Rio Betari [Betharí], Rio Pardo, Rio Iporanga, Brazil.
Etymology Named for Mr. Ricard Krone + (Greek)-ichthys=fish. Genus: Named after Mr. Ricard Krone
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Size 110mm or 4.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Eastern Brazilian coastal drainage: Ribeira de Iguapé River basin, Brazil.
Sao Paulo State Rivers, Iguape (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Grazes on microscopic algae, mostly diatoms and green algae growing on rocks and submersed vegetation. Occasionally takes chironomid and simuliid larvae, as well as tiny crustaceans. Before grazing on a patch with dense sediment, the fish makes wiggling head-down movements which raise sediment, to be blown away by the water current. When grazing algae off the substrate makes vigorous mouth movements, and moves by jerky movements probably related to its mouth making alternate grazing and attaching to the substrate. Leaves conspicuous grazing marks on exposed rocks. May re-graze a given spot by moving backwards.
Furniture Inhabits streams with rocky and sandy bottom, in places up to 0.8 m deep and with water flow up to 30 cm per second. Forages both during the day and at night.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Kosmos, Rio de Janeiro [Rev. Art. Sci. Litt.]v. 5 (no. 2) - pp[2] - Figs. 1-1a
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Last Update 2013 Jan 24 11:35 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 06:35)