Acestrorhynchus falcirostris

The Acestrorhynchus falcirostris lives in the benthopelagic, freshwater, pH range: 5.2 - 7.2, dH range: 5 - 18 environment.

Acestrorhynchus falcirostris is, by far, the most skittish of this already flighty genus! Their hunting technique is very slow and meticulously thought out. More

Acestrorhynchus falcirostris in standard length. Acestrorhynchid species are entirely confined to South America and the greatest species diversity occurs in the Amazon and Orinoco basins. Three species occur further south in the São Francisco, Paraná, Paraguay and La Plata drainages. More

Common names

Cachorro amazónico in Spanish (español)
Dientón in Spanish (español)
Hundsalmler in German (Deutsch)
Kultavaanijatetra in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Peixe cachorro in Creole, Portuguese
Peixe cachorro in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Peje zorro in Spanish (español)
Pez cachorro in Spanish (español)
Pez zorro in Spanish (español)
Ueua in Creole, Portuguese
Ueua in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
鐮吻狼牙脂鯉 in Mandarin Chinese
镰吻狼牙脂鲤 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Characiformes
Family : Acestrorhynchidae
Genus : Acestrorhynchus
Species : Acestrorhynchus falcirostris
Authority : Cuvier, 1819