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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Pimelodidae Long-whiskered catfishes

Genus: Hypophthalmus

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4 species
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South America
Max. Length 57.5 cm TL
Hypophthalmus edentatus Spix & Agassiz, 1829

Photo by Photo by Lovshin, L.
 
Hypophthalmus edentatus
[Highwaterman catfish]



South America

Hypophthalmus fimbriatus Kner, 1858

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Hypophthalmus fimbriatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Hypophthalmus marginatus Valenciennes, 1840

Photo by Photo by Sabaj Pérez, M.H.
 
Hypophthalmus marginatus
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Hypophthalmus oremaculatus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypophthalmus edentatus Highwaterman catfish South America 57.5 TL 1829
Hypophthalmus fimbriatus South America 1858
Hypophthalmus marginatus South America 55 TL 1840
Hypophthalmus oremaculatus South America 1947



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