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Scientific Name Hemigrammus ocellifer  (Steindachner, 1882)
Common Names Head-and-tail-light Tetra
Schlu├člichtsalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Villa Bella and Cudajas, Amazon River, Brazil [Parintins and Codajás, Amazones, Brazil].
Pronunciation HEM ee GRAH muss
Etymology Hemigrammus: Greek, hemi = half + Greek, gramma = letter, signal. 
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Size 44mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Rivers of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Amazon basin in Brazil and Peru.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, French Guyana Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2021.
pH 6.0 - 8.0
Temperature 22.0-26.0°C or 71.6-78.8°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Anzeiger der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftlichen Klasse v. 19 (no. 19), pp 179.
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Last Update 2024 Apr 02 09:14 (species record created: 2013 May 01 22:52)