Thoracocharax securis (De Filippi, 1853)
Giant hatchetfish
photo by Landines, M.

Family:  Gasteropelecidae (Freshwater hatchetfishes)
Max. size:  6.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 7.5; dH range: 15
Distribution:  South America: Amazon River basin.
Biology:  Aquarium specimens reach 9.0 cm TL (Ref. 1672). Aquarium keeping: in groups of 5 or more individuals; may jump out of the aquarium; minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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