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  • Iheringichthys megalops
  • Iheringichthys megalops
  • Iheringichthys megalops
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Scientific Name Iheringichthys megalops  Eigenmann & Ward, 1907
Common Name
Type Locality Bahia Negra, Rio Paraguay, Paraguay.
Etymology Named after Hermann von Ihering, 1850-1930; He arrived in Brazil in 1880 and settled in Rio Grande. Expert in birds, fishes and molluscs. This specific epithet refers to its large(megale=large) eyes(ops=eyes).
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Distribution South America: Paraná River basin.
La Plata, Paraná (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ann. Carnegie Mus.v. 4 (no. 2) - pp115 - Pl. 32 (figs. 3-4)
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Last Update 2009 Apr 02 14:02 (species record created: 2006 Dec 23 08:15)