Wolf Fish Re-ID

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hey guys my wolf which I originally believed to be a lacerdae, im not so sure anymore. Its from Jeff Rapps a few years back, when it came in as rio tapajos aimaras. I counted the pores on the guy and counted 4 very clearly not a single more but the jaw line is very parallel. Now the twist is that she's almost 20". If it's able to hit that size in a home aquarium I have to assume this fish would get bigger had it been in the wild. So now the only other wolf I know of that can get to that size is an aimara but clearly she's not that. So now I'm confused and cannot find any literature. What do you guys think?

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kno4te

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Sure only 4 pores? If truly 4 then it can only be mala, brasi, curupira or intermedius. It’s curupira and not mala due to folds. What’s the lateral line scale count? Brasiliensis folds run parallel.
 

DaniiloC

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Hoplias lacerdae can be found in many fish farms here in Brazil, mainly in Southeast/South. H. intermedius you can also find CB next to Minas Gerais and Bahia states.

About the size you pointed, H. lacerdae can reach 70 - 80 cm...You can find some videos of sport fishermen in South Brazil and Uruguay catching some Tornasol (a different pattern of H. lacerdae).



 
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