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  • Chalceus macrolepidotus
  • Chalceus macrolepidotus
  • Chalceus macrolepidotus
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Scientific Name Chalceus macrolepidotus  Cuvier, 1818
Common Names Pink-tailed Chalceus
Pink-tailed Characin, Pinkschwanz-Chalceus (Germany)
Type Locality Brazil.
Etymology Chalceus: Greek, chalkos = copper, brass 
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Size 245mm or 9.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution South America: Negro and Orinoco River basins and coastal rivers in Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana.
Amazon, Middle Amazon (Solimoes), Negro (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Southern Atlantic Draining Rivers, Coastal Rivers of Brazil (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Venezuela Caribbean Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Suriname Coastal Rivers (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
Temperature 23.0-28.0°C or 73.4-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris v. 4, pp 454, Pl. 21 (fig. 1).
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Last Update 2020 Oct 08 15:32 (species record created: 2013 Jun 14 07:58)