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Derhamia hoffmannorum

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Lebiasinidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Characiformes
Rank  Species
Genus  Derhamia Géry & Zarske, 2002

Derhamia hoffmannorum is a species of freshwater fish endemic to Guyana, where it is found in the Mazaruni River. It is the only species in its genus. It is found in fresh water at pelagic depths in a tropical climate. The average length of an unsexed male is about 6.1 cm (2.4 in). It has an elongated body with large eyes. It is a timid species compared to other similar species such as the various pencilfish. They live near the surface of water and are known to hide whenever possible, usually under floating objects. This species only eats what can be found at the surface, as well. D. hoffmannorum will not seek food that sinks to the bottom.

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