Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Characiformes > Characidae > Hemigrammus > Hemigrammus ocellifer

Hemigrammus ocellifer (Head-and-taillight tetra; Head-and-tail-light tetra; Head and tail light tetra; Beacon tetra; Beacon fish)

Synonyms: Hemibrycon ocellifer; Tetragonopterus ocellifer
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Wikipedia Abstract

Hemigrammus ocellifer is a South American freshwater fish, also described by the synonyms Hemibrycon ocellifer and Tetragonopterus ocellifer. Common names include beacon fish, beacon tetra and head-and-taillight tetra. It is found in the rivers of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and the Amazon Basin of Brazil and Peru. Most specimens offered for sale in the aquatics trade are tank-raised. It has a maximum size of 5 centimetres (2.0 in); the sexes are distinguished by mature females being fuller bodied.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Mamirauá Sustainable Development Reserve State Sustainable Development Reserve VI 3260792 Amazonas, Brazil  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Amazon; America, North - Inland waters; America, South - Inland waters; Brazil; French Guiana; Guyana; Neotropical; Peru; South America: Rivers of Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, and Amazon basin in Brazil and Peru.; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago;

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