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Scientific Name Acestrorhynchus microlepis  (Jardine, 1841)
Common Name Hundssalmler (Germany)
Type Locality Rio Negro; Rio Branco; and Essiquibo River, South America.
Etymology Acestrorhynchus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, rhyngchos = snout 
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Size 260mm or 10.2" 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.
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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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References The Natural history of fishes of Guiana, pp 247
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Last Update 2013 Jul 18 19:41 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 23:24)