All FishesCharacidaeStethaprioninaeHyphessobrycon

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Scientific Name Hyphessobrycon megalopterus  (Eigenmann , 1915)
Common Names Black Phantom Tetra
Schwarzer Phantomsalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Cáceres, Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Pronunciation hi fess oh bry kon
Etymology Hyphessobrycon: hyphesson, -on, -on = a little smaller + Greek, bryko = to bite 
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Size 36mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Upper Paraguay and Guaporé River basins: Bolivia and Brazil.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay, Upper Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré, Guaporé (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Suggested Tankmates As a shoaling fish, a group of five or more is definitely preferred.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 7 (no. 1), pp50, Fig. 14; Pl. 7.
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Last Update 2013 Jul 24 12:36 (species record created: 2013 Mar 16 17:16)