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Scientific Name Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro  Menezes, 1992
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Type Locality Rio Cuiabá, Volta Grande, Município de Santo Antônio do Leverger, Mato Grosso State, Brazil.
Etymology Acestrorhynchus: Greek, agkistron = hook + Greek, rhyngchos = snout 
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Size 240mm or 9.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Paraguay, Paraná, Uruguay, La Plata, and Mamoré River basins.
La Plata, Paraná, Paraguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata, Uruguay (click on these areas to find other species found there)
La Plata (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Madeira, Mamoré (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 Comunicações do Museu de Ciências da PUCRS, Série Zoologia v. 5, pp 42.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 15:32 (species record created: 2013 Jun 13 23:36)