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Spotted Pike Characin

Boulengerella maculata (Valenciennes 1850)

Diagnostic Description

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The location of the dorsal fin base largely posterior of the vertical through the anal fin origin distinguishes the species from its congeners except for B. lateristriga. The lack of a dark, narrow stripe on the lateral surface of the body, the marmorated caudal fin pigmentation, and the series of dark pupil-size spots scattered over the dorsolateral and dorsal surfaces of the body contrast with the pigmentation of that species. They also differ in scale counts.
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Armi G. Torres
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Morphology

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Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9 - 11; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 10 - 12; Vertebrae: 46 - 49
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Trophic Strategy

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Feeds on fishes.
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Drina Sta. Iglesia
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Importance

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aquarium: public aquariums
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Crispina B. Binohlan
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