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Scientific Name Acestrorhynchus nasutus  Eigenmann, 1912
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Type Locality Rockstone, Guyana.
Etymology Acestrorhynchus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, rhyngchos = snout 
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Size 69mm or 2.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Amazon and Orinoco River basins and rivers of Guyana.
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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 Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp 411, Pl. 61 (fig. 4)
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Last Update 2013 Jul 18 20:33 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 23:35)