Overview

Distribution

South America: Essequibo River basin in Guyana.
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Essequibo River basin, Guyana.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 80 mm SL
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Max. size

8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 36811))
  • 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)
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Type Information

Paratype for Acanthocharax microlepis Eigenmann
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.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

pelagic; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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Wikipedia

Acanthocharax microlepis

Acanthocharax microlepis is a species of characin endemic to Guyana, where it is found in the Essequibo River basin.[2][3] It is the only member of its genus.[4] It is found in fresh water at pelagic depths. This species is native to a tropical climate.[2] This fish can reach a length of about 8.5 cm (3.3 in) as an unsexed male.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Acanthocharax microlepis Kurtuusitetra". Animal Diversity Web. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Acanthocharax microlepis Eigenmann, 1912". Fish Base. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Acanthocharax microlepis". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 13 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Acanthocharax microlepis" in FishBase. October 2011 version.
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