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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Arapaimidae Bonytongues

Genus: Arapaima

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Arapaima agassizii
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South America
Max. Length 450 cm TL
Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822)

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Arapaima gigas
[Arapaima]
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Max. Length 77.6 cm SL

 
Arapaima leptosoma
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Max. Length 203 cm SL

 
Arapaima mapae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Arapaima agassizii South America 1847
Arapaima gigas Arapaima South America 450 TL 1822
Arapaima leptosoma South America 77.6 SL 2013
Arapaima mapae South America 203 SL 1847



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