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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Cynodontidae Dogtooth characins
Subfamily: Cynodontinae
Genus: Hydrolycus

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South America
Max. Length 89 cm TL
Hydrolycus armatus (Jardine, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Hydrolycus armatus
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South America
Max. Length 117 cm TL
Hydrolycus scomberoides (Cuvier, 1819)

Photo by Photo by Magalhães, K.
 
Hydrolycus scomberoides
[Payara]



South America
Max. Length 59 cm TL
Hydrolycus tatauaia Toledo-Piza, Menezes & Santos, 1999

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Hydrolycus tatauaia
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Max. Length 33.5 cm SL

 
Hydrolycus wallacei
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hydrolycus armatus South America 89 TL 1841
Hydrolycus scomberoides Payara South America 117 TL 1819
Hydrolycus tatauaia South America 59 TL 1999
Hydrolycus wallacei South America 33.5 SL 1999



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