Pterophyllum altum Pellegrin, 1903
photo by Prins, E.

Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 4.80000019073486 - 6.19999980926514; dH range: 1 - 5, non-migratory
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin, in the upper Negro River drainage; Orinoco River basin, in tributaries of the upper Orinoco River (InĂ­rida and Atabapo rivers) to Puerto Ayacucho.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rivers. May reach about 20 cm in height (Ref. 12251). Maximum length 18 cm TL (Ref. 13371).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 10.03.98
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
Checked by: Kullander, Sven O. - 19.02.01

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