C. H. Eigenmann, 1908
Thayeria is a genus of tetras from the Amazon Basin, and the Approuague and Maroni Rivers in tropical South America. It includes three species, including the blackline penguinfish, T. boehlkei. Members of this genus, among other characteristics, are small, have one lateral black stripe, and have a vesica piscis shape. They are peaceful.
- Thayeria boehlkei S. H. Weitzman, 1957 (blackline penguinfish)
- Thayeria ifati Géry, 1959
- Thayeria obliqua C. H. Eigenmann, 1908 (penguinfish)
Location and habitat
Thayeria inhabits small streams and the margins of smaller rivers in the lowland Amazon basin, where it is part of the highly diverse Neotropical fish fauna.
- Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Thayeria in FishBase. October 2011 version.
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