|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Megalonema platycephalum Eigenmann, 1912|
|Type Locality||Tumatumari, Guyana.|
|Etymology||(Greek)Megas, Megalos=Great + (Greek)nema=filament. This specific epithet refers to its broad(platys=broad, wide) head(kephale, -um=head).|
|Size||300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Can be offered for sale under as Piramutana piramuta, this name is currently a junior synonym of the much larger B. vailliantii (although these fish do look similar when young).|
|General Remarks||The maximum size is a reasonable guess (the holotype is 126mm SL).|
|Distribution||South America: Amazon, Essequibo and Orinoco River basins.
Amazon (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Guyana Waters, Coastal Rivers of Guyanas, Essequibo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Memoirs of the Carnegie Museum v. 5 (no. 1), pp150, Fig. 31, Pl. 10 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2020 Sep 19 02:06 (species record created: 2004 Jan 16 00:00)|