Carlana eigenmanni

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Carlana eigenmanni
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Carlana
Strand, 1928
Species: C. eigenmanni
Binomial name
Carlana eigenmanni[1]
(Meek, 1912)

Carlana eigenmanni is a species of characin found in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama. It is the only member of its genus. The average length of an unsexed male is about 5.4 cm (2.1 in) long. [2]

C. eigenmanni is found in freshwater environments in Central America in the Pacific and Atlantic drainages from Nicaragua to Panama. This species specifically lives close to the shoreline, river backwaters, and motionless region of habitats. They can be found near vegetation. They feed mainly on algae and sometimes on aquatic insects.[3]


  1. ^ "Carlana eigenmanni". ITIS Report. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Carlana eigenmanni (Meek, 1912)". Fish Base. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Carlana eigenmanni". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 26 February 2013.