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Megalechis thoracataMegalechis thoracata, a member of the subfamily Callichthyinae

Size Range Smallest 46mm, largest 240mm, average 98mm, most commonly 46mm. All SL.
Species There are 15 species in 5 genera in the database.
Keepers 10 species (66%) are being kept by registered keepers.
Breeders 7 species (46%) are being bred.
Down arrow Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1. Megalechis 2 species (224 keepers)
2. Dianema 2 species (92 keepers)
3. Hoplosternum 3 species (65 keepers)
4. Callichthys 2 species (21 keepers)
5. Lepthoplosternum 6 species (15 keepers)
Down arrow Distribution of Callichthyinae


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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Megalechis thoracata (48.68%)
2. Dianema urostriatum (13.67%)
3. Hoplosternum littorale (10.55%)
4. Dianema longibarbis (8.39%)
5. Megalechis picta (5.04%)
6. Callichthys callichthys (5.04%)
7. Hoplosternum punctatum (4.08%)
8. Lepthoplosternum pectorale (3.36%)
9. Hoplosternum magdalenae (0.96%)
10. Lepthoplosternum beni (0.24%)
Down arrow Alphabetic Species List
(Chronological | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1. Callichthys callichthys (i:13, k:21, b:0)
2. Callichthys serralabium (i:1, k:0, b:0)
3. Dianema longibarbis (i:13, k:35, b:1)
4. Dianema urostriatum (i:12, k:57, b:1)
5. Hoplosternum littorale (i:20, k:44, b:2)
6. Hoplosternum magdalenae (i:4, k:4, b:1)
7. Hoplosternum punctatum (i:13, k:17, b:1)
8. Lepthoplosternum altamazonicum (i:0, k:0, b:0)
9. Lepthoplosternum beni (i:0, k:1, b:0)
10. Lepthoplosternum pectorale (i:5, k:14, b:1)
11. Lepthoplosternum stellatum (i:0, k:0, b:0)
12. Lepthoplosternum tordilho (i:0, k:0, b:0)
13. Lepthoplosternum ucamara (i:0, k:0, b:0)
14. Megalechis picta (i:17, k:21, b:0)
15. Megalechis thoracata (i:27, k:203, b:3)