Payara—Hydrolycus scomberoides—(Cuvier, 1816)
Hydrolycus scomberoides, is readily distinguished from its congeners by 3 features. It possesses serrations on the exposed portion of its scales; It has a small black spot on the base of the innermost pectoral fin ray; The base of the pelvic fin is dorsal of the ventral profile of the body.
|Bars and Markings||Colors||Size||Key Characters||Similar Species|
|Black spot on pectoral fin base. Dark blotch above pectoral fin. Adipose fin with dark pigmentation.||Mostly silvery, darker dorsally, with dark pigmentation on anal and caudal fins.||Adults: Museum specimens up to 300mm||Black spot on pectoral fin.
|Known Range||Behavior Notes||Habitat||Common Names||IGFA records|
|Countries: Brazil, Peru, , Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela.
River Basins: Amazon, above Tapajos and Rio Apure drainages.
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