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  • Ichthyology 52291 MCZ Ichthyology
  • Arapaima gigas
  • mounted whole animal (dry); whole animal (alcohol)
  • Near Belém
  • South America: Brazil: Para
  • [no verbatim date data] (1700-01-01 - 2100-01-01)
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Arapaima gigas (Schinz 1822).
Animalia Chordata Craniata Teleostei Gnathostomata Osteichthys Actinopterygii Osteoglossiformes Osteoglossidae Arapaima gigas
Arapaima, Pirarucu
Identified by Cards
Nature of ID: migration
Remarks: [MUSE DETERMINER: Cards]
Locality and Collecting Event Details
Continent/Ocean: South America
Country: Brazil
State/Province: Para
Specific Locality: Near Belém
General Habitat: [SALINITY: F]
Collecting Source: wild caught
Coordinates: -1.420218° -48.512586° (Datum: WGS84) , Error: 43404 m
Mariangeles Arce; 2013-08-23; Source: unknown
Coordinate Remarks: Plotted as an approximate.
Collecting Date: [no verbatim date data] (1700-01-01 - 2100-01-01)
Ich. Field Number: MPEG:BELEM
Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi, Brazil
field number: MPEG:BELEM
group number: 118
previous number: MCZ 40781*
Part Details
Part Name Condition Disposition # Remarks
mounted whole animal (dry) Good on loan 1 Mounted specimen on display; believed to be cast from the whole specimen in this lot. This is unconfirmed.
whole animal (alcohol) unchecked in collection 1
total length: 2m+ TL ,
  [no agent data], 2010-03-19, muse migration
age class: adult
  [no agent data]
Remarks: Incorrectly catalogued as MCZ 40781, a pre-occupied number [RS, 1977]. Cast taken of specimen by R. Paynter now on public exhibit. Pectoral and pelvic fins stored seperately in genereal collection.
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