It is found in a variety of habitats including coastal lagoons, rivers, lakes and swamps. It usually hunts amongst marginal vegetation, but in areas where the Tigerfish species Hydrocynus forskahlii is absent (a predator of H. odoe). Adult fish tend to inhabit slow-moving areas of deeper water.
Size / Weight / Age
They range from 35 to 400 mm in length
Acestrorhynchus ("needle jaw") is a genus of 14 species of characiform fish found only in fresh water in South America, the sole genus in the family Acestrorhynchidae. Their greatest diversity is in the Orinoco and Amazon basins. They are found in a variety of habitats, but primarily live in lakes, lagoons and areas near shore. The smallest species of this fish are especially found in small streams (igarapés) of the Amazon basin
These fish have elongated pike-like bodies and large conical teeth, adapted for predation on other types of fish. They are sometimes referred to as freshwater barracudas in the aquarium trade, although the name is used to refer to other characins, as well.
Common names are:
cachorinho, cachorro, pez cachorro, pez zorro, pike characin, freshwater barracuda and dientudo.
BEST TIME TO FISH:
OCTOBER THROUGH MARCH
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.
in the Rio Negro River