My targets were arapaima
and trahira (wolf fish) on the fly.
In the close margins, there appeared to be quite a lot of activity from predatory fish, including some big Arapaima
, which made me feel the Siamese carp would most likely try to keep away from these ferocious predators.
gigas (Osteoglossiformes: Arapaimatidae; commonly known as pirarucu) stands out among Neotropical fish.
2011) and Arapaima
gigas = 98% (Andrade-Porto et al.
Natural history and conservation of pirarucu, arapaima
gigas, at the Amazonian varzea: red giants in muddy watters.
Among the species most exploited and consumed by the regional population, the pirarucu Arapaima
gigas (Schinz 1822), known as Amazon cod, is highly valued in the market, especially when its meat is marketed dried and preserved with salt.
Morphological and histological data on the structure of the lingual toothplate of Arapaima
gigas (Osteoglossidae; Teleostei).
With a primitive lung, arapaima
breath air from the surface.
This wide range of species includes mostly bony fish (Class Osteichthyes), both rayfinned fish (Subclass Actinopterygii), the overwhelming majority of cases, and lobe-finned fish (Subclass Sarcopterygii) like Arapaima
2005), and pirarucu Arapaima
gigas (OLIVEIRA et al.
gigas (Schinz, 1822) (Osteichthyes: Arapaimidae) is the world's largest scale fish, may reach 3 m length, presents wide geographical distribution in the Amazonian region and occurs in the floodplain of the rivers Araguaia-Tocantins, Solimoes-Amazonas and their effluents, Amazonas river in the Peruvian Andes, tributaries of the river systems Essequibo and Rupununi the Guiana (Imbiriba, 2001).
The pirarucu, Arapaima
gigas, is a carnivorous fish endemic to the Amazon basin.