Polycentrus schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1849
Guyana leaffish
photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Family:  Polycentridae (Leaffishes)
Max. size:  5.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 6 - 7; dH range: 18 - 20
Distribution:  South America: Trinidad (W.I.), and Atlantic coastal rivers of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil (state of Amapá).
Biology:  Inhabits clear and turbid water, often brackish water (Ref. 11225). Feeds on worms, insects and fish (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. - 20.06.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.10.06
Checked by: Agustin, Liza Q. - 13.08.94

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