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Astyanax pelecus

Astyanax pelecus is a species of characid fish from Brazil. It can be distinguished from its cogenerate species by: its body depth ; its short and pointed snout smaller than the orbital diameter; and a reduced number of branched anal fin rays. A. ...

                                               

Black tetra

The black tetra, also known as the black skirt tetra, petticoat tetra, high-fin black skirt tetra, black widow tetra and blackamoor, is a freshwater fish of the characin family. It is native to the Paraguay River basin of south-central Brazil, Pa ...

                                               

Bloodfin tetra

The bloodfin tetra is a species of characin from the Parana River basin in South America. The bloodfin is a relatively large tetra, growing to 5.5 cm. Its notable feature is the blood-red colouration of the tail, dorsal, anal and adipose fin, whi ...

                                               

Blue tetra

Blue tetra is a common name for species of tetra including: Boehlkea fredcochui Tyttocharax madeirae, species of fish Mimagoniates microlepis Knodus borki

                                               

Brycinus longipinnis

Brycinus longipinnis is native to the western coastal regions of Africa from The Gambia to Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is found in the upper and lower reaches of big rivers and also in estuarine mixohaline waters. It is the only Brycinus ...

                                               

Bucktooth tetra

The bucktooth tetra is the only member of the genus Exodon and is a freshwater fish of the characin family of order Characiformes. It is native to the Amazon Basin and Guyana. Though first described in 1845, it was not imported and distributed by ...

                                               

Carlastyanax

Carlastyanax aurocaudatus is a species of fish in the family Characidae native to the Rio Cauca in Colombia. C. aurocaudatus is distinguished by several diagnostic morphological features, especially the presence of a hooked third dentary tooth. T ...

                                               

Congo tetra

The Congo tetra is a species of fish in the African tetra family, found in the central Congo River Basin in Africa. It is commonly kept in aquaria.

                                               

Copella (fish)

Copella is a genus of freshwater fish belonging to the family Lebiasinidae, native to South America, known colloquially to aquarists as splashing tetras or splash tetras, because of the unique reproductive method of the best-known representative ...

                                               

Costello tetra

The Costello tetra is a species of characin from the Amazon basin and is found in Brazil and Peru. The specific name comes from Lake Hyanuary in Brazil. Other common names used in English are January tetra and green neon. The name "green neon" is ...

                                               

Crenuchus spilurus

Crenuchus spilurus, the sailfin tetra, is a species belonging to the South American darter family, Crenuchidae. It is found in the Amazon and Orinoco Basins, as well as various river Basins in the Guianas. It is the only member of its genus.

                                               

Dawn tetra

The dawn tetra, panda tetra, or Paraguay tetra comes from the Rio Paraguay basin in Paraguay and Brazil. It is a schooling fish; suitable temperatures for the Paraguay tetra are 24 to 27 °C. This species is omnivorous with a strong preference for ...

                                               

Diamond tetra

The diamond tetra is a small freshwater fish of the characin family of order Characiformes. It is found in and around Lake Valencia in Venezuela, South America. This species exhibits clear sexual dimorphism, with males having much longer dorsal f ...

                                               

Flame tetra

The flame tetra, also known as the red tetra or Rio tetra, is a small freshwater fish of the characin family Characidae. This tetra was first introduced as aquarium fish in 1920 by C. Bruening, Hamburg, Germany, and formally described in 1924 by ...

                                               

Glass bloodfin tetra

In the wild this fish eats mainly aquatic insect larvae and crustaceans. In an aquarium they will readily adapt to a diet of commercial dry fish foods, but benefit from a variety of food including both live and frozen foods such as daphnia and bl ...

                                               

Head-and-taillight tetra

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, head-and-tail light tetra and head-and-taillight tetra. ...

                                               

Hemigrammus erythrozonus

Hemigrammus erythrozonus, commonly known as the glowlight tetra, is a small tropical fish from the Essequibo River, Guyana, South America. It is silver in colour and a bright iridescent orange to red stripe extends from the snout to the base of i ...

                                               

Hyphessobrycon

Hyphessobrycon is a genus of freshwater fish in the family Characidae. These species are among the fishes known as tetras. The genus is distributed in the Neotropic ecozone from southern Mexico to Rio de la Plata in Argentina. Many of these speci ...

                                               

Hyphessobrycon agulha

Hyphessobrycon agulha is a species of tetra in the family Characidae. As a freshwater fish, it inhabits the basin of the Madeira River in Brazil along with parts of Peru and Bolivia, and it reaches a maximum length of 4.3 centimetres. Though it i ...

                                               

Hyphessobrycon amapaensis

Hyphessobrycon amapaensis, sometimes more commonly known as the red line tetra the Amapa tetra, or scarlet tetra, is a species of fish endemic to Brazil.

                                               

Hyphessobrycon arianae

Hyphessobrycon arianae is a species of tetra in the family Characidae. It is native to the Parana River basin. It can grow to a length of about 2.5 centimeters.

                                               

Hyphessobrycon balbus

Hyphessobrycon comes from the Greek word hyphesson, meaning" smaller” or" of lesser stature” and brycon, meaning" to bite”, together meaning" smaller” or" lesser bite”. Balbus is a Latin word meaning" shuttering”, referring to its incomplete late ...

                                               

Hyphessobrycon bentosi

Hyphessobrycon bentosi, the ornate tetra, is a species of characin fish found in sluggish tributaries at the Amazon Basin in Brazil and Peru. Occasionally, it makes its way into the aquarium trade. It has often been confused with the rosy tetra.

                                               

Hyphessobrycon borealis

Hyphessobrycon borealis has a tail very similar to the Buenos Aires tetra, with its black patch jutting out into yellow and then turning clear. A long black line runs down its body with an iridescent black below it and an iridescent gray above it.

                                               

Hyphessobrycon boulengeri

Hyphessobrycon boulengeri is a species of tetra belonging to the family charicidae. It is native to South America. It inhabits the Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

                                               

Hyphessobrycon brumado

Hyphessobrycon brumado is a species of tetra fish belonging to the family characidae, inhabiting South American river of Rio Brumado and the Rio de Contas drainage.

                                               

Mimagoniates inequalis

Mimagoniates inequalis, known as the croaking tetra, is a species of tetra in the genus Mimagoniates. It was previously classified as Glandulocauda inequalis

                                               

Mimagoniates lateralis

Mimagoniates lateralis is a species of tetra in the genus Mimagoniates. Its common names include croaking tetra.

                                               

Mimagoniates microlepis

Mimagoniates microlepis, also known as the blue tetra, the croaking tetra, the small-scaled tetra, is a species of tetra in the genus Mimagoniates. First identified by Franz Steindachner in 1876 and named Coelurichthys microlepis, it has also bee ...

                                               

Odontocharacidium aphanes

Odontocharacidium aphanes, the green dwarf tetra, is a species of South American darter found in the Amazon River basin. It occurs in the countries of Brazil, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela. It is the only member of its genus.

                                               

Redeye tetra

The redeye tetra, is a species of tetra from the São Francisco, upper Parana, Paraguay and Uruguay river basins in eastern and central South America. This freshwater fish is commonly kept in aquariums and bred in large numbers at commercial facil ...

                                               

Serpae tetra

The serpae tetra, also known as jewel tetra or callistus tetra, is a species of tropical freshwater fish of the characin family of order Characiformes. It is native to the Amazon River drainage in Brazil, Peru, Paraguay, Bolivia and northern Arge ...

                                               

Silvertip tetra

Silvertip tetra is a species of characid freshwater fish native to streams and creeks in the São Francisco basin in Brazil, but frequently kept in aquariums. Silvertip tetras are slightly more aggressive than other comparable smaller tetras, obse ...

                                               

Thayeria boehlkei

Thayeria boehlkei is a species of characin fish endemic to the Amazon river basin and Araguaia river, in Peru and Brazil respectively. The species is popular with aquarium hobbyists where it is traded under a variety of common names including bla ...

                                               

Yellow-tailed African tetra

The yellow-tailed African tetra is a freshwater fish that lives in the Congo River basin. It is found in both the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of the Congo. It is an omnivore in the wild, but seems to have little difficulty i ...

                                               

Climbing palm

Climbing palms are genera in the family Arecaceae that grow as lianas. "Initially erect, the slender stems seek out trees for support and climb up into the forest canopy by means of recurved hooks and spines growing on the stem, leaves and inflor ...

                                               

Latanites

Fossil palms of this genus are dating back to the Middle Eocene and to the Early-Middle Oligocene between 50 and 30 million years ago. They have been found in the famous deposits of Bolca and other nearby sites. The giant Latanites maximiliani co ...

                                               

Phoenicites

These fossils have been found in the Miocene of Switzerland, Oligocene of Germany and in the Cretaceous of United States Age range: 70.6 to 5.332 Ma.

                                               

Hawaiian tropical dry forests

The Hawaiian tropical dry forests are a tropical dry broadleaf forest ecoregion in the Hawaiian Islands. They cover an area of 6.600 km 2 on the leeward side of the main islands and the summits of Niihau and Kahoolawe. These forests are either se ...

                                               

Irrawaddy River

The Irrawaddy or, officially, Ayeyarwady River is a river that flows from north to south through Burma. It is the countrys largest river and most important commercial waterway. Originating from the confluence of the Nmai and Mali rivers, it flows ...

                                               

Mopane

Colophospermum mopane, commonly called mopane, mophane, mopani, balsam tree, butterfly tree, or turpentine tree, is a tree in the legume family, that grows in hot, dry, low-lying areas, 200 to 1.150 metres in elevation, in the far northern parts ...

                                               

Sand forest

A sand forest is a type of rare subtropical forest region, distinctive due to its unique combination of plant and animal species, and their restriction to ancient coastal dunes. Sand forests are found in Maputaland in South Africa, parts of the A ...

                                               

Brigalow Belt

The Brigalow Belt is a wide band of acacia wooded grassland that runs between tropical rainforest of the coast and the semi-arid interior of Queensland, Australia. See Interim Biogeographic Regionalisation for Australia for the IBRA definitions o ...

                                               

Einasleigh Uplands

The Einasleigh Uplands is an interim Australian bioregion, with vegetation consisting of savanna and woodland located on a large plateau in inland Queensland, Australia.

                                               

Gulf Country

The Gulf Country is the region of woodland and savanna grassland surrounding the Gulf of Carpentaria in north western Queensland and eastern Northern Territory on the north coast of Australia. The region is also called the Gulf Savannah. It conta ...

                                               

Ord Victoria Plain

The Ord Victoria Plain, an interim Australian bioregion, is located in the Northern Territory and Western Australia, comprising 12.540.703 hectares. The bioregion draws its name from the Ord River and the Victoria River.

                                               

Tarangire Ecosystem

The Tarangire Ecosystem is a geographical region in Africa. It is located in northern Tanzania and extends between 2.5 and 5.5 degrees south latitudes and between 35.5 and 37 degrees east longitudes. The Tarangire Ecosystem hosts the second-large ...

                                               

Top End

The Top End of Australias Northern Territory is a geographical region encompassing the northernmost section of the Northern Territory, which aside from the Cape York Peninsula is the northernmost part of the Australian continent. It covers a rath ...

                                               

Wyndham Important Bird Area

The Wyndham Important Bird Area comprises a 28 km 2 tract of land in the north-east of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. The site lies in the Bastion Hills close to the town of Wyndham, a port on the West Arm of the Cambridge Gulf. It is ...

                                               

Yinberrie Hills Important Bird Area

The Yinberrie Hills Important Bird Area comprise some 1050 km 2 of rocky, tropical savanna covered, wooded hills in the lower Top End of the Northern Territory of Australia. They lie 45 km north of the town of Katherine, and about the same distan ...