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Semaprochilodus taeniurus

Semaprochilodus taeniurus
Silver Prochilodus
Semaprochilodus taeniurus, also known as Silver Prochilodus, is a freshwater species found in the central parts of the Amazon basin, Brazil. It can be found in floodplain lakes, forest streams and tributaries.
Semaprochilodus taeniurus can reach a maximum length of around 25 cm. This species is very closely related to Semaprochilodus insignis in shape and colour. It has a silver, large-scaled body and bold black and yellow horizontal bars on its caudal and anal fins. Its pelvic fins are red coloured and the dorsal is translucent, tall and has yellow elements and white spots; the head and gills have some red colouration.