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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Lebiasinidae Pencilfishes
Subfamily: Pyrrhulininae
Genus: Copella

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Copella arnoldi Splash tetra South America 3.4 SL 1912
Copella carsevennensis South America 3.6 SL 1912
Copella compta South America 5.1 SL 1927
Copella eigenmanni South America 3.6 SL 1912
Copella meinkeni South America 4.5 SL 2006
Copella metae South America 3.4 SL 1914
Copella nattereri Spotted tetra South America 4.5 SL 1876
Copella nigrofasciata South America 4.5 SL 1952
Copella vilmae Rainbow copella South America 4.5 SL 1963



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