Brycons are a genus of fish which are also known as South American trout, although they are not closely related to true trout.
Scientific name: Brycon
South American trout
The following habitats are found across the Brycons distribution range. Find out more about these environments, what it takes to live there and what else inhabits them.
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Additional data source: Animal Diversity Web
Brycon is a genus of fish from the family Characidae. Despite being unrelated to true trout, they are sometimes called South American trout. They reach a maximum length of 12–80 centimetres (4.7–31 in) depending on the exact species involved, and the largest are among the largest species in the Characidae family. They are found widely in freshwater habitats in the Neotropics, ranging from southern Mexico to northern Argentina. Some species play a role in seed dispersal, and are able to jump out of the water to "pluck" low-hanging seeds directly from trees.
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