Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Characiformes > Serrasalmidae > Metynnis > Metynnis hypsauchen

Metynnis hypsauchen (Silver dollar; Schreitmuller's metynnis; Plain metynnis)

Synonyms: Metynnis calichromus; Metynnis calichromus schreitmuelleri; Metynnis ehrhardti; Metynnis schreitmuelleri; Myletes hypsauchen
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Wikipedia Abstract

Metynnis hypsauchen is a species of serrasalmid found in Amazon and Paraguay river basins, as well as rivers of the Guiana Shield. It is one of the fish known as the "silver dollar" in the aquarium trade. It has frequently been confused with the very similar M. argenteus. It reaches a length of 15 cm (5.9 in).
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Estacion Biologica Beni Biosphere Reserve VI 335178 Bolivia  
Noel Kempff Mercado National Park II 4006523 Bolivia  

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Amazon; America, South - Inland waters; Bolivia; Brazil; Guyana; Neotropical; Paraguay; Peru; South America: Amazon and Paraguay River basins, north Guiana Shield rivers.;

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