Carnegiella marthae Myers, 1927
Blackwing hatchetfish
Carnegiella marthae
photo by Landines, M.

Family:  Gasteropelecidae (Freshwater hatchetfishes)
Max. size:  2.81 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; pH range: 5.5 - 6.5; dH range: 4
Distribution:  South America: Negro and upper Orinoco River basins.
Biology:  Feeds mainly at the surface on insects, but also takes crustaceans. Aquarium specimens reach 3.5 cm TL (Ref. 7020).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.06.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 21.06.01
Checked by: Weitzman, Stanley - 21.06.01

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