Parodon buckleyi

Scientific name Parodon buckleyi
Descriptor Boulenger
Year of description 1887
IUCN category (World) LC
Family Parodontidae
Genus Parodon
Parodon buckleyi Parodon buckleyi


Parodon buckleyi is a fresh water fish from the Amérique du Sud.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    14 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes
  • Average size
    14 cm
  • Maximum size
    15 cm
  • Mimicry
    rocky bottoms
  • Pattern
    horizontal stripes

How to recognize Parodon buckleyi ?

Parodon buckleyi measures between 14 and 15 cm. This fish is bicolore with a predominantly noir and beige body. The also has noir horizontal stripes.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
    living in a group or alone
  • territorial
  • Way of living

Parodon buckleyi is a fish living in a group or alone naturally found on the bottom. This species is herbivorous .

This species is territorial and does not appreciate the presence of intruders nearby, especially animals with similar behavior. It can also be virulent toward conspecifics. However, Parodon buckleyi has little concern for non-territorial animals.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre
  • Migratory species

Parodon buckleyi is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    20 - 25 °C
  • pH (acidity)
    6.5 - 7
  • Flow
    Strong and Medium

Biotope presentation

Parodon buckleyi is most often found at a depth between 0m and 2m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Parodon buckleyi prefers well oxygenated waters in current areas and rapids. It frequents fast flowing waters where the bottom is strewn with pebbles, wood or leaves carried by the current. It can be found not far from waterfalls .

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Bibliographic references

Cost of territorial maintenance by Parodon nasus (Osteichthyes: Parodontidae) in a Neotropical stream - Samuel Elias Silva - Wilhan R. C. Assunção - Charles Duca - Jerry Penha - Neotropical Ichthyology - 2009.

Taxonomic review of Colombian Parodon (Characiformes: Parodontidae), with descriptions of three new species - Alejandro Londoño-Burbano - César Román-Valencia - Donald C. Taphorn - Neotropical Ichthyology - 2011. 9(4): 709-730

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