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|All Fishes Data Sheet|
|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|
|Size||260mm or 10.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.|
|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)|