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Nematobrycon lacortei WEITZMAN & FINK, 1971

Rainbow Tetra

Etymology

Nematobrycon: from the Ancient Greek νῆμᾰ (nema), meaning ‘thread’, and

lacortei: named for aquarist Rosario LaCorte.

Classification

Order: Characiformes Family: Characidae

Distribution

Type locality is the Río Calima in Valle del Cauca department, western Colombia.

The Calima is a major tributary within the Río San Juan system and N. lacortei is considered endemic to this drainage.

Maximum Standard Length

The largest officially-recorded specimen measured 36.0 mm.

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