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Amazon and Beyond - Amazon - Flooded Forest Aquarium

This aquarium contains side-necked turtle, red-tail catfish, peacock cichlid, pacu, arapaima, and arawana.

Amazon and Beyond - Amazon - Flooded Forest Aquarium
geomorph, 13 Dec 2009
    • geomorph
      This aquarium contains side-necked turtle, red-tail catfish, peacock cichlid, pacu, arapaima, and arawana.
    • toto98
      Which species is the side-necked turtle?
    • geomorph
      I do not remember the species, it may not have been identified specifically if I did not note it in this post.
    • toto98
      OK... thank you anyways
    • Chlidonias
    • toto98
      Wow! thats an impressive list! but I doubt it may be any of those species... due to the aprox. size that I can see in the picture above I would say they might be Arrau turtles (Podocnemis expansa) which is also on Maguari´s list of Miami Zoo
    • Gulo gulo
      toto is correct. Podocnemis expansa.
    • Maguari
      Thanks! Took some putting together but is a nice way to have records for the trip and easier to check quickly than a notebook. :)

      The format is one used by robmv before me, so for that the credit is with him!

      Yep, definitely Arrau in here.

      The P. hilarii were in the walk-through tanager aviary (in which I saw almost nothing else on either of my visits, sadly) and the P. platycephala was in a terrarium opposite the Orinoco Crocodiles.
    • toto98
      Well... that´s a shame... but you know you will always be welcome here in Colombia to see them in the wild;)
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