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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae Poeciliids
Subfamily: Poeciliinae
Genus: Brachyrhaphis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brachyrhaphis cascajalensis Central America 7.5 1913
Brachyrhaphis episcopi Central America 5 1878
Brachyrhaphis hartwegi Soconusco gambusia Central America 5 1963
Brachyrhaphis hessfeldi Central America 5.5 TL 2001
Brachyrhaphis holdridgei Central America 5 SL 1967
Brachyrhaphis olomina Central America 6 SL 1914
Brachyrhaphis parismina Central America 7 TL 1912
Brachyrhaphis punctifer Central America 5 1926
Brachyrhaphis rhabdophora Central America 6 SL 1908
Brachyrhaphis roseni Central America 6 SL 1988
Brachyrhaphis roswithae Central America 5 TL 1998
Brachyrhaphis terrabensis Central America 6 SL 1907



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