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Scientific Name Acestrorhynchus falcatus  (Bloch, 1794)
Common Names Red-tailed Freshwater Barracuda
Hundssalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Suriname.
Etymology Acestrorhynchus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, rhyngchos = snout 
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Size 272mm or 10.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and rivers of Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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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.
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Reference Naturgeschichte der ausländischen Fische v. 8, pp 120, Pl. 385.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 15:32 (species record created: 2013 Jun 05 13:56)