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|Scientific Name||Acestrorhynchus falcatus (Block, 1794)|
|Common Names||Red-tailed Freshwater Barracuda
|Etymology||Acestrorhynchus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, rhyngchos = snout|
|Size||273mm or 10.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Amazon and Orinoco River basins and rivers of northern South America: Brazil, French Guiana, Guyana, Peru, Suriname and Venezuela.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Feeding||A true piscivore, in the wild a predator, but can be weaned onto dead food with a bit of patience.|
|Compatibility||Does feed on smaller fish, so tankmates need to be selected with care.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 8|
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|Last Update||2013 Jul 24 16:18 (species record created: 2013 Jun 05 13:56)|