Classification
Within iNaturalist.org

All Names

  • Scientific Names
    • Characidae

Extras

Taxonomic changes »

Taxon schemes »

Make taxonomic Flickr tags for this taxon »

Flickr invite link »

Wikipedia taxobox »

Tree Browser »

Search descendant taxa »

Embed a widget for this taxon on your website »

3104510947_a76e588ae3_sMagnifier 3365089050_209b0a99cb_sMagnifier 6009278788_7abe8dfdae_sMagnifier 75462_98_68Magnifier 4563816049_14bf929ea0_sMagnifier 4690797840_b4b7edb330_sMagnifier 6049088694_5a68a3f331_sMagnifier 7128640611_96685a5041_sMagnifier 2630259529_96bed6f4da_sMagnifier SquareMagnifier SquareMagnifier 04513_98_68Magnifier SquareMagnifier 43728_98_68Magnifier 08814_98_68Magnifier 5806476725_b91bdcd70a_sMagnifier
Creative Commons Flickr Photos Tagged "Characidae."
Invite photos to iNat » View all photos tagged "Characidae" on Flickr »

Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Tetra Astyanax mexicanus

Observer

manuelnevarez

Date

October 10, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

fmoretzsohn

Date

July 9, 2012

Description

A Red-bellied Piranha, Pygocentrus nattereri, was observed at the Texas State Aquarium, Corpus Christi, Texas.

This fish is native to Brazil, Amazon River basin, but I do not know the details of its provenance, so I'm marking it as captive. If I should change it to wild, please let me know.

Similarly, I don't know if I should set the map to the aquarium where I saw it or its native range, which would be a huge error margin.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

April 12, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

January 9, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican Tetra Astyanax mexicanus

Observer

felixlumbreras

Date

September 19, 2014

Description

Pez en el río San Juan, dentro de la Comunidad de los Negros Mascogos.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Found dead on the coast of the Paraguay river.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

April 7, 2012

Description

Found dead on the coast of thr Paraguay river.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

January 9, 2009

Description

Found dead on the coast of the Parana river.

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

nicolasolejnik

Date

July 22, 2011

Description

Found dead on the coast of the river.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae (Steindachner, 1907) Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae

Observer

ictiologia

Date

June 20, 2014

Description

Collected in the bay of the river Paraguay, Pantanal of Mato Grosso - Brazil.

Coletado em baía do rio Paraguai, Pantanal do Mato Grosso - Brasil.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mexican tetra Astyanax mexicanus

Observer

benlabay

Date

June 6, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

sardinita mexicana Astyanax mexicanus

Observer

juancruzado

Date

May 12, 2014
View all observations

Description from Wikipedia

The Characidae, characids or characins are a family of freshwater subtropical and tropical fish, belonging to the order Characiformes. The name "characins" is the historical one, but scientists today tend to prefer "characids" to reflect their status as a by and large monophyletic group at family rank. To arrive there, this family has undergone much systematic and taxonomic change. Among those fishes that remain in the Characidae for the time being are the tetras, comprising the...

No range data available.