Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Characiformes > Characidae > Hyphessobrycon > Hyphessobrycon megalopterus

Hyphessobrycon megalopterus (Phantom tetra; Black phantom tetra)

Synonyms: Megalamphodus megalopterus; Megalamphodus rogoaguae; Megalomphodus megalopterus
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Wikipedia Abstract

The black phantom tetra (Hyphessobrycon megalopterus)is a freshwater fish of the characinfamily (family Characidae) oforder Characiformes. It is native to the Paraguay, Guaporé, and Mamore river basins in Brazil and Bolivia.This fish is of roughly tetragonal shape, light grey in coloring, with ablack patch, surrounded by iridescent silver edging, posterior of the gills oneach side.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Colchester Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
John G. Shedd Aquarium
London Aquarium
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Rostock Zoologischer Garten
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Zoological Society of London


America, South - Inland waters; Bolivia; Brazil; Neotropical; Paraguay; South America: Upper Paraguay and Guaporé River basins.;



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