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Laetacara fulvipinnis STAECK & SCHINDLER, 2007

July 19th, 2013 — 2:25pm

Has been collected from habitats containing clear, soft, acidic, tea-coloured blackwater, most typically among leaf litter or submerged vegetation in very shallow (10-50 cm depth) water along the margins of streams and other minor tributaries.

At a village called El NiƱal close to the mouth of the rio Pasimoni in the Casiquiare drainage pH was…

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Boulengerella lateristriga (BOULENGER, 1895)

Striped Pike 'Characin'

March 18th, 2013 — 4:54pm

Boulengerella differs from Ctenolucia, the only other genus currently contained in the family Ctenolucidae, by a series of derived features including possession of 87-124 (vs. 45-50) lateral line scales, presence of a strongly (vs. weakly) developed fleshy appendage at the tip of the snout and absence (vs. presence) of fleshy flaps on the lower jaw.

Within the order Characiformes the family Ctenoluciidae is also distinguished by a set o…

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Serrasalmus gouldingi FINK & MACHADO-ALLISON, 1992

Goulding's Piranha

March 13th, 2012 — 1:18pm

This species occasionally appears in the ornamental trade where it is sometimes referred to as ‘blue tiger piranha’

Following Fink and Macaht can be distinguished from other members of the genus by the following combination of characters: body shape deep and rhomboid; head robust, snout blunt; eye large; mouth moderate, jaw projecting; 1-3 ontogeneticlly var…

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