Gasteropelecus maculatus Steindachner, 1879
Spotted hatchetfish
photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

 Family:  Gasteropelecidae (Freshwater hatchetfishes)
 Max. size:  6.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  pelagic; pH range: 6 - 7; dH range: 15
 Distribution:  Central and South America: eastern Panama through western Colombia.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Feeds on small crustaceans, larvae and mosquitoes (Ref. 26543). Aquarium specimens reach 9.0 cm TL (Ref. 1672).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 03.08.94
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Weitzman, Stanley - 05.07.00

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