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Scientific Name Megalonema orixanthum  Lundberg & Dahdul, 2008
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Type Locality Río Metica, about 3 kilometers southeast of Hacienda Mozambique, 3°57'N, 73°02'W, Meta State, Colombia.
Etymology (Greek)Megas, Megalos=Great + (Greek)nema=filament. Orixanthum refers to the distribution of the species in the Orinoco basin and its relationship to the species M. xanthum.
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Size 116mm or 4.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Orinoco River basin: Colombia and Venezuela.
Orinoco (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Neotropical Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3), pp450, Fig. 7.
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Last Update 2017 Mar 12 12:38 (species record created: 2013 Feb 12 15:35)