Neon tetra

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Neon tetra
Scienteefic classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Paracheirodon
Species: P. innesi
Binomial name
Paracheirodon innesi
(G. S. Myers, 1936) [1]

The neon tetra (Paracheirodon innesi) is a freshwatter fish o the characin faimily (faimily Characidae) o order Characiformes. The type species o its genus, it is native tae blackwatter or clearwatter streams in sootheastren Colombie, eastren Peru, an wastren Brazil, includin the tributaries o the Solimões whaur the watter is atween 20 an 26°C (68 an 79°F).[2] It is nae foond in the whitewatter rivers o Andean origin. Its bricht colourin maks the fish veesible tae conspecifics in the dark blackwatter streams,[3] an is an aa the main raison for its popularity amang tropical fish hobbyists.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Paracheirodon innesi". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. 
  2. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2008). "Paracheirodon innesi" in FishBase. July 2008 version.
  3. Ikeda, Takehide; Kohshima Shiro (2009). Why is the neon tetra so bright? Coloration for mirror-image projection to confuse predators? "Mirror-image decoy" hypothesis. Environmental Biology of Fishes, Volume 86, Number 3, 427-441, doi:10.1007/s10641-009-9543-y