Overview

Distribution

South America: Essequibo River basin in Guyana.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

5.8 cm (male/unsexed; (Ref. 38382))
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Type Information

Paratype for Aphyocharax erythrurus Eigenmann
Catalog Number: USNM 66095
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Rockstone, British Guiana, Guyana, South America
  • Paratype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1912. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum. 5 (1): 313, 4,xliv.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6.0 - 7.5; dH range: 10 - 20
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Relevance to Humans and Ecosystems

Benefits

Importance

aquarium: commercial
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Wikipedia

Flame tail tetra

The flame tail tetra, Aphyocharax erythrurus,[1] is a species of tetra - a small freshwater fish.

Appearance

The flametail tetra has a grey/silver body, a prominent red tail, and yellow eyes. Its is native to Venezuela.[2]

References


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