THE PEACOCK BASS BAIT FISH
Schizodon is a genus of headstander from South America. Though found widely in tropical freshwater habitats in the continent, the greatest species richness is in the Amazon river basin. There are currently 16 described species in this genus.
Classification / Names Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Characiformes (Characins) > Anostomidae (Headstanders)
Etymology: Schizodon: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, odous = teeth (Ref. 45335).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ? range ? - ? cm
Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places
Tropical, preferred, Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places
Climate / Range
Tropical; 20°C - 26°C
in the Rio Negro River