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Thoracocharax securis

(Thoracocharax securis)

Description

Thoracocharax securis, the giant hatchetfish, is a hatchetfish found in the Amazon River Basin. Adults will grow up to 6.8 cm in the wild and 9 cm in the aquarium. It is a rarely seen species in the aquarium hobby. It is known to glide up to 2.74 meters (9 ft) out of the water.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Characiformes
Family:Gasteropelecidae
Genus:Thoracocharax
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