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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Amazonspinther
Bührnheim, T. P. Carvalho, L. R. Malabarba & S. H. Weitzman, 2008
Species: A. dalmata[1]
Binomial name
Amazonspinther dalmata[1]
Bührnheim, T. P. Carvalho, L. R. Malabarba & S. H. Weitzman, 2008

Amazonspinther dalmata is a species of characin endemic to Brazil,[2] where it is found in the Rio Purus and Rio Madeira basins. It is the only member of its genus. It is recorded to live in freshwater within a tropical climate. Their habitat is benthopelagic. This species has the average length of 2 cm (0.9 in) as an unsexed male. They are found in low-movement waters with a slow current and a muddy, silty, or sandy bottom. [3] They prefer clear waters with submerged vegetation. [4] Black spots occur on the base of its dorsal fin. [5]


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  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Amazonspinther dalmata" in FishBase. October 2011 version.
  3. ^ "Amazonspinther dalmata". Fish Base. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  4. ^ "Amazonspinther dalmata". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  5. ^ "Amazonspinther Dalmata". Search Fish. Retrieved 3 March 2013.