Pterophyllum altum Pellegrin, 1903
Pterophyllum altum
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Family:  Cichlidae (Cichlids), subfamily: Cichlasomatinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; 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.
Biology:  Inhabits rivers. May reach about 20 cm in height (Ref. 12251). Maximum length 18 cm TL (Ref. 13371).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 28 October 2020 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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