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Scientific Name Copella nattereri  (Steindachner, 1876)
Common Names Spotted Copella
Beautiful Scaled Characin, Rot Gepunkteter Copella (Germany)
Type Locality Mouth of Río Negro; Amazon River at Obidos, Brazil.
Synonym(s) Copella meinkeni
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Size 45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: lower Amazon, Negro, and upper Orinoco River basins.
Amazon, Lower Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco, Upper Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Note that these aren't a "splash" species like Copella arnoldi; instead they lay their eggs on floating plants at the surface. There is typically some degree of guarding of the eggs by the male.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Sitzungsberichte der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 72 (1. Abth.), pp 13 [8], Pl. 2 (figs. 5-5a)
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Last Update 2019 Jan 03 02:03 (species record created: 2011 Feb 09 03:08)