Megalechis thoracata (Valenciennes, 1840)
Megalechis thoracata
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Family:  Callichthyidae (Callichthyid armored catfishes), subfamily: Callichthyinae
Max. size:  12.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  South America: Amazon, Orinoco and upper Paraguay River basins, as well as coastal rivers of the Guianas and northern Brazil.
Diagnosis:   
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 24.02.98
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 12.01.07
Checked by: Reis, Roberto E. - 10.09.01

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