SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=102) AND ((Species.Subfamily) = 'Characinae') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Characidae Characins
Subfamily: Characinae


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South America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Acanthocharax microlepis Eigenmann, 1912

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Acanthocharax microlepis
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Acestrocephalus acutus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus acutus
[]

Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.

South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Acestrocephalus anomalus (Steindachner, 1880)

Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Acestrocephalus anomalus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Acestrocephalus boehlkei Menezes, 1977

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus boehlkei
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Acestrocephalus maculosus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus maculosus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Acestrocephalus pallidus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus pallidus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Acestrocephalus sardina (Fowler, 1913)

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus sardina
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Acestrocephalus stigmatus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus stigmatus
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Bryconexodon juruenae Géry, 1980

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Bryconexodon juruenae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Bryconexodon trombetasi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Charax apurensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL

 
Charax awa
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Charax caudimaculatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Charax condei
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Charax delimai
[]

Photo by Casacuberta, M.

South America
Max. Length 14.4 cm TL
Charax gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Casacuberta, M.
 
Charax gibbosus
[Glass headstander]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Charax hemigrammus
[]

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.

South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Charax leticiae Lucena, 1987

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.
 
Charax leticiae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Charax macrolepis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Charax metae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Charax michaeli
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Charax niger
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Charax notulatus
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

South America
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Charax pauciradiatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Charax pauciradiatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Charax rupununi
[]

Photo by Loureiro, M.

South America
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Charax stenopterus (Cope, 1894)

Photo by Loureiro, M.
 
Charax stenopterus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Charax tectifer
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Charax unimaculatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus amazonum
[]

Photo by MNHN

South America
Max. Length 29.5 cm SL
Cynopotamus argenteus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by MNHN
 
Cynopotamus argenteus
[]

Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.

South America
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Cynopotamus atratoensis (Eigenmann, 1907)

Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.
 
Cynopotamus atratoensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus bipunctatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus essequibensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus gouldingi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus juruenae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.8 cm TL

 
Cynopotamus kincaidi
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Cynopotamus magdalenae (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Cynopotamus magdalenae
[]

Photo by Andrade, M.C.

South America
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Cynopotamus tocantinensis Menezes, 1987

Photo by Andrade, M.C.
 
Cynopotamus tocantinensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 23.7 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus venezuelae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL

 
Cynopotamus xinguano
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Exodon paradoxus Müller & Troschel, 1844

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Exodon paradoxus
[Bucktooth tetra]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Galeocharax gulo
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL

 
Galeocharax humeralis
[]

Photo by Brito, M.F.G.

South America
Max. Length 33.1 cm SL
Galeocharax knerii (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Brito, M.F.G.
 
Galeocharax knerii
[]

Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann

South America
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Phenacogaster apletostigma Lucena & Gama, 2007

Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Phenacogaster apletostigma
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster beni
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Phenacogaster calverti (Fowler, 1941)

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster calverti
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Phenacogaster capitulatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster capitulatus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Phenacogaster carteri (Norman, 1934)

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster carteri
[]

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.

South America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Phenacogaster franciscoensis Eigenmann, 1911

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.
 
Phenacogaster franciscoensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster jancupa
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Phenacogaster maculoblongus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster maculoblongus
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Phenacogaster megalostictus Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Phenacogaster megalostictus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster microstictus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Phenacogaster napoatilis Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster napoatilis
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Phenacogaster ojitatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster ojitatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster pectinatus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL
Phenacogaster prolatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster prolatus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Phenacogaster retropinnus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster retropinnus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Phenacogaster simulatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster simulatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster suborbitalis
[]

Photo by Froehlich, O./Cavallaro, M.R.

South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Phenacogaster tegatus (Eigenmann, 1911)

Photo by Froehlich, O./Cavallaro, M.R.
 
Phenacogaster tegatus
[]

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y

South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Phenacogaster wayampi Le Bail & Lucena, 2010

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y
 
Phenacogaster wayampi
[]

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y

South America
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Phenacogaster wayana Le Bail & Lucena, 2010

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y
 
Phenacogaster wayana
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Priocharax ariel
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Priocharax nanus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL

 
Priocharax pygmaeus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Roeboexodon geryi
[]

Photo by Andrade, M.C.

South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Roeboexodon guyanensis (Puyo, 1948)

Photo by Andrade, M.C.
 
Roeboexodon guyanensis
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Roeboides affinis (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides affinis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Roeboides araguaito
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Roeboides biserialis (Garman, 1890)

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides biserialis
[]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Roeboides bouchellei Fowler, 1923

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Roeboides bouchellei
[Crystal tetra]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Roeboides bussingi
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Roeboides carti
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

Central and South America
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Roeboides dayi (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Roeboides dayi
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Roeboides descalvadensis Fowler, 1932

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Roeboides descalvadensis
[Parana scale-eating characin]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Roeboides dientonito
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Roeboides dispar
[]

Photo by Brown, C.

Central America
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Roeboides guatemalensis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Brown, C.
 
Roeboides guatemalensis
[Guatemalan headstander]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Roeboides ilseae Bussing, 1986

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Roeboides ilseae
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Roeboides loftini
[]

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.

South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Roeboides margareteae Lucena, 2003

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Roeboides margareteae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Roeboides microlepis
[]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Roeboides myersii Gill, 1870

Photo by IBAMA
 
Roeboides myersii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Roeboides numerosus
[]
No picture found
Central and South America
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Roeboides occidentalis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Roeboides oligistos
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Roeboides prognathus (Boulenger, 1895)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Roeboides prognathus
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Roeboides sazimai Lucena, 2007

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides sazimai
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Roeboides xenodon (Reinhardt, 1851)

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides xenodon
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthocharax microlepis South America 8.5 SL 1912
Acestrocephalus acutus South America 10.4 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus anomalus South America 20 SL 1880
Acestrocephalus boehlkei South America 13.5 SL 1977
Acestrocephalus maculosus South America 7.9 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus South America 9.3 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus pallidus South America 6.1 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus sardina South America 13.5 SL 1913
Acestrocephalus stigmatus South America 13.5 TL 2006
Bryconexodon juruenae South America 12.5 SL 1980
Bryconexodon trombetasi South America 11.7 SL 1991
Charax apurensis South America 11.8 SL 1987
Charax awa South America 12 SL 2018
Charax caudimaculatus South America 9.7 SL 1987
Charax condei South America 5.4 SL 1976
Charax delimai South America 12.1 SL 2014
Charax gibbosus Glass headstander South America 14.4 TL 1758
Charax hemigrammus South America 3.3 SL 1912
Charax leticiae South America 10 SL 1987
Charax macrolepis South America 9.5 SL 1858
Charax metae South America 11 SL 1922
Charax michaeli South America 11.3 SL 1989
Charax niger South America 12.8 SL 1989
Charax notulatus South America 6.3 SL 1987
Charax pauciradiatus South America 10.1 SL 1864
Charax rupununi South America 4.5 SL 1912
Charax stenopterus South America 9.4 SL 1894
Charax tectifer South America 10 SL 1870
Charax unimaculatus South America 8.6 SL 1989
Cynopotamus amazonum South America 17 SL 1868
Cynopotamus argenteus South America 29.5 SL 1836
Cynopotamus atratoensis South America 35 SL 1907
Cynopotamus bipunctatus South America 17.5 SL 1909
Cynopotamus essequibensis South America 16 SL 1912
Cynopotamus gouldingi South America 16.5 SL 1987
Cynopotamus juruenae South America 8.5 SL 1987
Cynopotamus kincaidi South America 25.8 TL 1950
Cynopotamus magdalenae South America 40 SL 1879
Cynopotamus tocantinensis South America 21 SL 1987
Cynopotamus venezuelae South America 23.7 SL 1944
Cynopotamus xinguano South America 15.2 TL 2007
Exodon paradoxus Bucktooth tetra South America 7.5 SL 1844
Galeocharax gulo South America 22 SL 1870
Galeocharax humeralis South America 30.5 TL 1834
Galeocharax knerii South America 33.1 SL 1879
Phenacogaster apletostigma South America 4.1 SL 2007
Phenacogaster beni South America 3.7 SL 1911
Phenacogaster calverti South America 8 TL 1941
Phenacogaster capitulatus South America 4.0 SL 2010
Phenacogaster carteri South America 4 SL 1934
Phenacogaster franciscoensis South America 4.2 SL 1911
Phenacogaster jancupa South America 4.7 SL 1995
Phenacogaster maculoblongus South America 4.5 SL 2010
Phenacogaster megalostictus South America 3.7 SL 1909
Phenacogaster microstictus South America 4.2 SL 1909
Phenacogaster napoatilis South America 4.8 SL 2010
Phenacogaster ojitatus South America 3.6 SL 2010
Phenacogaster pectinatus South America 4.5 SL 1870
Phenacogaster prolatus South America 5.0 SL 2010
Phenacogaster retropinnus South America 5.1 SL 2010
Phenacogaster simulatus South America 4.3 SL 2010
Phenacogaster suborbitalis South America 5.5 SL 1936
Phenacogaster tegatus South America 3.5 SL 1911
Phenacogaster wayampi South America 4.8 SL 2010
Phenacogaster wayana South America 4.7 SL 2010
Priocharax ariel South America 1.5 SL 1987
Priocharax nanus South America 1.5 SL 2014
Priocharax pygmaeus South America 1.7 SL 1987
Roeboexodon geryi South America 15 SL 1960
Roeboexodon guyanensis South America 12 SL 1948
Roeboides affinis South America 11 SL 1868
Roeboides araguaito South America 11.1 SL 2003
Roeboides biserialis South America 4.8 SL 1890
Roeboides bouchellei Crystal tetra Central America 8.2 SL 1923
Roeboides bussingi Central America 9.3 SL 2013
Roeboides carti Central America 8.3 SL 2000
Roeboides dayi Central and South America 12.7 SL 1878
Roeboides descalvadensis Parana scale-eating characin South America 8.9 SL 1932
Roeboides dientonito South America 6.8 SL 1944
Roeboides dispar South America 8.1 SL 2001
Roeboides guatemalensis Guatemalan headstander Central America 13 SL 1864
Roeboides ilseae Central America 7.6 SL 1986
Roeboides loftini Central America 7.5 SL 2011
Roeboides margareteae South America 18.5 SL 2003
Roeboides microlepis South America 20 SL 1851
Roeboides myersii South America 18 SL 1870
Roeboides numerosus South America 6.1 SL 2000
Roeboides occidentalis Central and South America 13 SL 1916
Roeboides oligistos South America 7 SL 2000
Roeboides prognathus South America 18.5 SL 1895
Roeboides sazimai South America 8.4 SL 2007
Roeboides xenodon South America 8.2 SL 1851



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