Gasteropelecus levis (Eigenmann, 1909)
Silver hatchetfish
Gasteropelecus levis
photo by Nunes, J.L.S.

Family:  Gasteropelecidae (Freshwater hatchetfishes)
Max. size:  3.53 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic
Distribution:  South America: lower Amazon River basin in Brazil.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects. Aquarium specimens reach 6.0 cm TL (Ref. 7020).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.06.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 26.03.04
Checked by: Weitzman, Stanley - 21.06.01

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