- Lucena, C.A.S. and N.A. Menezes 2003 Subfamily Characinae (Characins, tetras). p. 200-208. In R.E. Reis, S.O. Kullander and C.J. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.) Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. Porto Alegre: EDIPUCRS, Brasil. (Ref. 36811)
Catalog Number: USNM 66109
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): C. Eigenmann
Year Collected: 1908
Locality: Tumatumari, British Guiana, Guyana, South America
- Paratype: Eigenmann, C. H. 1912. Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum. 5 (1): 405, lxi, 1.
Acanthocharax microlepis is a species of characin endemic to Guyana, where it is found in the Essequibo River basin. It is the only member of its genus. It is found in fresh water at pelagic depths. This species is native to a tropical climate. This fish can reach a length of about 8.5 cm (3.3 in) as an unsexed male.
- "Acanthocharax microlepis Kurtuusitetra". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Acanthocharax microlepis Eigenmann, 1912". Fish Base. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- "Acanthocharax microlepis". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 13 October 2013.
- Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Acanthocharax microlepis" in FishBase. October 2011 version.
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