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Jump to next section Summary of Megalechis
Pronounced MEG ah LEK iss
Etymology Megalechis: From the Greek megas, meaning large and lekis, meaning plate; in allusion to the extreme development of the coracoid bones on the breast of fully developed males.
Size Smallest 155mm, largest 170mm, average 162mm, most commonly 155mm. All SL.
Species There are 2 "species" in the database
Keepers 2 species (100%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Megalechis thoracata (90.78%)
2. Megalechis picta (9.22%)

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