Roeboides bouchellei Fowler 1923: 25

Angulo, Arturo, Naranjo-Elizondo, Beatriz, Rojas, Emmanuel & Ley-López, Juan Manuel, 2017, Fishes from the Tirimbina Biological Reserve, La Virgen de Sarapiquí, Heredia, Costa Rica, Check List 13 (5), pp. 683-702: 687

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Roeboides bouchellei Fowler 1923: 25


(4) Roeboides bouchellei Fowler 1923: 25   ; Crystal tetra (En), Sardinilla (Sp)

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Body moderately elongate and moderately deep, strongly compressed; snout length usually shorter than the eye diameter; both jaws of equal length, not enlarged; 2 pairs of external teeth on premaxillary; nape concave; fins without strong spines; a single dorsal fin; adipose fin present, its base shorter than the base of the dorsal fin; anal fin very long with 42–50 rays; caudal fin forked; general coloration yellowish silver to almost transparent, darker dorsally, usually greenish yellow-green, and paler, usually pearl white, ventrally; fins usually transparent, yellowish (or light orange) in some specimens, and with black margins; maximum body length ca 105 mm SL.