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  • Acarichthys heckelii
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Scientific Name Acarichthys heckelii  (Müller & Troschel, 1849)
Common Names Threadfin Acara
Heckels Acarichthys (Germany)
Type Locality Guyana.
Etymology Acarichthys: From tupí guaraní, acara = the name of a fish + Greek, ichthys = fish. 
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Size 134mm or 5.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: along mainstream Amazon River in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil, including lower parts of the Putumayo, Trombetas, Negro, and Xingu rivers; lower Tocantins and Capim rivers; Branco River (Amazonas basin) in Brazil and Guyana, and the Essequibo River in Guyana.
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Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-26.0°C or 73.4-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Reisen in Britisch-Guiana, pp 624.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 15:36 (species record created: 2013 Apr 14 20:03)