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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Apteronotidae Ghost knifefishes
Subfamily: Apteronotinae
Genus: Adontosternarchus

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6 species
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South America
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Adontosternarchus balaenops (Cope, 1878)

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Adontosternarchus balaenops
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South America
Max. Length 18.6 cm TL
Adontosternarchus clarkae Mago-Leccia, Lundberg & Baskin, 1985

Photo by Photo by Luckenbill, K.
 
Adontosternarchus clarkae
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South America
Max. Length 18.6 cm TL
Adontosternarchus devenanzii Mago-Leccia, Lundberg & Baskin, 1985

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Adontosternarchus devenanzii
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Max. Length 18.5 cm TL

 
Adontosternarchus duartei
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South America
Max. Length 21.8 cm TL
Adontosternarchus nebulosus Lundberg & Cox Fernandes, 2007

Photo by Photo by Sabaj-Perez, M.
 
Adontosternarchus nebulosus
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South America
Max. Length 32.2 cm TL
Adontosternarchus sachsi (Peters, 1877)

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Adontosternarchus sachsi
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Adontosternarchus balaenops South America 25 TL 1878
Adontosternarchus clarkae South America 18.6 TL 1985
Adontosternarchus devenanzii South America 18.6 TL 1985
Adontosternarchus duartei South America 18.5 TL 2012
Adontosternarchus nebulosus South America 21.8 TL 2007
Adontosternarchus sachsi South America 32.2 TL 1877



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