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  • Symphysodon discus
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Scientific Name Symphysodon discus  Heckel, 1840
Common Names Heckel's Discus
Discus, Red Discus
Type Locality Moreré am Rio Negro, Brazil.
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Size 123mm or 4.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon River basin in Brazil, near the mouth of the Negro River, in the lower Abacaxis River, and in the lower Trombetas River.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro, Lower Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Abacaxis (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Lower Amazon, Trombetas (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annalen des Wiener Museums der Naturgeschichte v. 2, pp 333, Pl. 30 (figs. 21-24)
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Last Update 2015 Apr 08 07:28 (species record created: 2013 Apr 20 21:06)