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Species: Anableps microlepis, Finescale four-eyes

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red-brown + 6 dark brown stripes
between eyes < / = eye
lateral scales 76-83

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Anableps microlepis Muller & Troschel, 1844

Finescale four-eyes

Body elongate, rounded at front, compressed at rear; head depressed at front, pointed in side view; eye horizontally divided, raised above of head, with 2 pupils; space between eyes </= eye diameter; mouth protractile, at top front, upper jaw longer; teeth simple; nostrils tubular; gill membranes joined under throat (but not fused) to throat; fins without spines; dorsal fin short (7-10), far back on body, well behind anal fin; pectoral fin low on side; pelvic fins on the abdomen, distinctly behind tip of pectoral fin; fertilization internal, male sex organ is formed by first three anal fin rays; scales small, 76-83 in lateral series (corner of the operculum to the base of the tail fin).

Upper 3/4 of body and upper ½ of head red-brown, lower parts whitish; ~6 narrow dark brown stripes along body; fins pale.

Size: reaches 32 cm.

Habitat: lives at the surface layer.

Habitat freshwater, and, in mangrove areas at the mouths of rivers.

Depth: 0-5 m.

Trinidad and the Orinoco delta to the Amazon delta.


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Salinity
  • Non Marine
  • Brackish
  • Freshwater
Inshore/Offshore
  • Inshore Only
  • Inshore
Water Column Position
  • Bottom + water column
  • Surface
  • Near Surface
  • Mid Water
  • Near Bottom
  • Bottom
Habitat
  • Water column
  • Estuary
  • Mangrove
  • Soft bottom (mud/sand/gravel/beach/estuary/mangrove/seagrass)
  • Freshwater
FishBase Habitat
  • Demersal
Feeding Group
  • Carnivore
  • Planktivore
  • Data
Diet
  • Mobile benthic crustacea (shrimps/crabs)
  • Bony fishes
  • Insects
  • Phytoplankton
Egg Type
  • Live birth
  • No pelagic larva
  • No pelagic phase
  • Data
Global Endemism
  • Greater Caribbean non-endemic
  • West Atlantic Endemic
Regional Endemism
  • GC non-endemic
  • Also in Brazil
  • Extends South of GC
  • Continent only
  • Continent
Residency
  • Resident
Climate Zone
  • Equatorial (0-10N, Costa Rica / Venezuela)
IUCN Red List
  • Not evaluated / Listed
CITES
  • Not listed
Length Max
  • 32
Depth Range Min
  • 0
Depth Range Max
  • 5