Nematobrycon palmeri Eigenmann, 1911
Emperor tetra
Nematobrycon palmeri
photo by Cox, R.

Family:  Characidae (Characins; tetras), subfamily: Stethaprioninae
Max. size:  4.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19
Distribution:  South America: Atrato and San Juan River basins.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on worms and crustaceans (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; minimum aquarium size 80 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 October 2014 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.06.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Pavanelli, Carla Simone - 22.05.01

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