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 


EnvironmentFreshwater; benthopelagic.  

 Tropical, preferred, Distinct pairs breed on densely grown weedy places


Climate / Range
Tropical; 20°C - 26°C




Capt Marc will take his groups during the prime fishing season and not just to fill a week, we have prime weeks reserved for the most possible productive trips to the Amazon, contact us for full details and dates. Trips fill up fast and early.

River Monsters

in the Rio Negro River

The Stripped Fish

Now you want to see what a Peacock loves to go after, this is one of them the Aracu, it ranges on average about 10-inches and peacock love them. There are many others that they will also eat, as a matter of fact they will eat all the other ones above too. This little Aracu is what most villagers love to eat grilled, fried or with some potatoes in a pot, fish stew. 

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