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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae Characins
Subfamily: Incertae sedis
Genus: Moenkhausia

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Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia affinis
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South America
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL
Moenkhausia agnesae Géry, 1965

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Moenkhausia agnesae
[]
No picture found


 
Moenkhausia atahualpiana
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No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia aurantia
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia australe
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No picture found

Max. Length 6.5 cm TL

 
Moenkhausia barbouri
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South America
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Moenkhausia bonita Benine, Castro & Sabino, 2004

Photo by Photo by Froehlich, O./Cavallaro, M.R.
 
Moenkhausia bonita
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia britskii
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South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL
Moenkhausia browni Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Moenkhausia browni
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No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm TL

 
Moenkhausia celibela
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South America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Moenkhausia ceros Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Moenkhausia ceros
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No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia chlorophthalma
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South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Moenkhausia chrysargyrea (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Moenkhausia chrysargyrea
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South America
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL
Moenkhausia collettii (Steindachner, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Moenkhausia collettii
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South America
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Moenkhausia comma Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Moenkhausia comma
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South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Moenkhausia copei (Steindachner, 1882)

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Moenkhausia copei
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South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Moenkhausia cosmops Lima, Britski & Machado, 2007

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Moenkhausia cosmops
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South America
Max. Length 5.9 cm SL
Moenkhausia costae (Steindachner, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Moenkhausia costae
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South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Moenkhausia cotinho Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Moenkhausia cotinho
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No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia crisnejas
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No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia dasalmas
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No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia diamantina
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South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Moenkhausia dichroura (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Moenkhausia dichroura
[Bandtail tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia diktyota
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia doceana
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South America
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL
Moenkhausia dorsinuda Zarske & Géry, 2002

Photo by Photo by Zarske, A.
 
Moenkhausia dorsinuda
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Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia eigenmanni
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Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia eurystaenia
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia forestii
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No picture found

Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia georgiae
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No picture found

Max. Length 5.9 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia gracilima
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South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Moenkhausia grandisquamis (Müller & Troschel, 1845)

Photo by Photo by Habluetzel, P.
 
Moenkhausia grandisquamis
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No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia hasemani
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South America
Max. Length 8.7 cm TL
Moenkhausia heikoi Géry & Zarske, 2004

Photo by Photo by Petersen, P.
 
Moenkhausia heikoi
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South America
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Moenkhausia hemigrammoides Géry, 1965

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Moenkhausia hemigrammoides
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Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia hysterosticta
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Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia icae
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South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Moenkhausia inrai Géry, 1992

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Moenkhausia inrai
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South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Moenkhausia intermedia Eigenmann, 1908

Photo by Photo by Aguilera, G.
 
Moenkhausia intermedia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia jamesi
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No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia justae
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Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia lata
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Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia latissima
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South America
Max. Length 10.5 cm TL
Moenkhausia lepidura (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Moenkhausia lepidura
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No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia levidorsa
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Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia lineomaculata
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia lopesi
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Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Moenkhausia loweae
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No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia margitae
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South America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Moenkhausia megalops (Eigenmann, 1907)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Moenkhausia megalops
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No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia melogramma
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Max. Length 7.4 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia metae
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Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia miangi
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Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia mikia
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No picture found

Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia moisae
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Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia mutum
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South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Moenkhausia naponis Böhlke, 1958

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Moenkhausia naponis
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No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia newtoni
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Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia nigromarginata
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South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Moenkhausia oligolepis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by Yuri Hooker/WWF-OPP
 
Moenkhausia oligolepis
[Glass tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm TL

 
Moenkhausia orteguasae
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No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia ovalis
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No picture found

Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia pankilopteryx
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia parecis
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Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia petymbuaba
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Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia phaeonota
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No picture found

Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia pirauba
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South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Moenkhausia pittieri Eigenmann, 1920

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Moenkhausia pittieri
[Diamond tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.0 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia plumbea
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South America
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Moenkhausia pyrophthalma Costa, 1994

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Moenkhausia pyrophthalma
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Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia robertsi
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Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia rubra
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South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae (Steindachner, 1907)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae
[Redeye tetra]
No picture found


 
Moenkhausia schultzi
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia shideleri
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South America
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Moenkhausia simulata (Eigenmann, 1924)

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Moenkhausia simulata
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No picture found

Max. Length 10.3 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia surinamensis
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia takasei
[Black-jacket tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia tergimacula
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No picture found


 
Moenkhausia tridentata
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No picture found

Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia uirapuru
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Moenkhausia venerei
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No picture found

Max. Length 10.3 cm TL

 
Moenkhausia xinguensis
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Moenkhausia affinis South America 6 SL 1915
Moenkhausia agnesae South America 6.9 SL 1965
Moenkhausia atahualpiana South America 1907
Moenkhausia aurantia South America 5.0 SL 2011
Moenkhausia australe South America 3.8 SL 1908
Moenkhausia barbouri South America 6.5 TL 1908
Moenkhausia bonita South America 4.4 SL 2004
Moenkhausia britskii South America 5.8 SL 2016
Moenkhausia browni South America 8.2 TL 1909
Moenkhausia celibela South America 4.9 TL 2010
Moenkhausia ceros South America 5 TL 1908
Moenkhausia chlorophthalma South America 6.8 SL 2010
Moenkhausia chrysargyrea South America 12 SL 1864
Moenkhausia collettii South America 6.4 TL 1882
Moenkhausia comma South America 7.4 SL 1908
Moenkhausia copei South America 6 SL 1882
Moenkhausia cosmops South America 5.4 SL 2007
Moenkhausia costae South America 5.9 SL 1907
Moenkhausia cotinho South America 6.1 SL 1908
Moenkhausia crisnejas South America 4.4 SL 1929
Moenkhausia dasalmas South America 4.3 SL 2011
Moenkhausia diamantina South America 6.6 SL 2007
Moenkhausia dichroura Bandtail tetra South America 10 SL 1858
Moenkhausia diktyota South America 5.2 SL 2001
Moenkhausia doceana South America 7.7 SL 1877
Moenkhausia dorsinuda South America 7.1 SL 2002
Moenkhausia eigenmanni South America 5.3 SL 1964
Moenkhausia eurystaenia South America 3.7 SL 2010
Moenkhausia forestii South America 3.8 SL 2009
Moenkhausia georgiae South America 12.1 SL 1965
Moenkhausia gracilima South America 5.9 SL 1908
Moenkhausia grandisquamis South America 10 SL 1845
Moenkhausia hasemani South America 4.5 SL 1917
Moenkhausia heikoi South America 8.7 TL 2004
Moenkhausia hemigrammoides South America 4 SL 1965
Moenkhausia hysterosticta South America 4.5 SL 2007
Moenkhausia icae South America 4.2 SL 1908
Moenkhausia inrai South America 6.5 SL 1992
Moenkhausia intermedia South America 8 SL 1908
Moenkhausia jamesi South America 6.8 SL 1908
Moenkhausia justae South America 6 SL 1908
Moenkhausia lata South America 8 SL 1908
Moenkhausia latissima South America 9.2 SL 1908
Moenkhausia lepidura South America 10.5 TL 1858
Moenkhausia levidorsa South America 6.4 SL 2002
Moenkhausia lineomaculata South America 6.8 SL 2015
Moenkhausia lopesi South America 3.9 SL 2001
Moenkhausia loweae South America 7.5 TL 1992
Moenkhausia margitae South America 6.4 SL 2001
Moenkhausia megalops South America 5 SL 1907
Moenkhausia melogramma South America 4 SL 1908
Moenkhausia metae South America 7.4 SL 1922
Moenkhausia miangi South America 8.9 SL 1915
Moenkhausia mikia South America 7.8 SL 2010
Moenkhausia moisae South America 10.6 SL 1995
Moenkhausia mutum South America 6.5 SL 2016
Moenkhausia naponis South America 5.4 SL 1958
Moenkhausia newtoni South America 2.7 SL 1964
Moenkhausia nigromarginata South America 5.3 SL 1994
Moenkhausia oligolepis Glass tetra South America 10 SL 1864
Moenkhausia orteguasae South America 7.3 TL 1943
Moenkhausia ovalis South America 8 SL 1868
Moenkhausia pankilopteryx South America 9.7 SL 2006
Moenkhausia parecis South America 7.8 SL 2016
Moenkhausia petymbuaba South America 5.6 SL 2006
Moenkhausia phaeonota South America 5.6 SL 1979
Moenkhausia pirauba South America 9.9 SL 2010
Moenkhausia pittieri Diamond tetra South America 6 SL 1920
Moenkhausia plumbea South America 5.0 SL 2010
Moenkhausia pyrophthalma South America 3.4 SL 1994
Moenkhausia robertsi South America 4.9 SL 1964
Moenkhausia rubra South America 5.4 SL 2014
Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae Redeye tetra South America 7 SL 1907
Moenkhausia schultzi South America 1950
Moenkhausia shideleri South America 7.3 SL 1909
Moenkhausia simulata South America 7.2 SL 1924
Moenkhausia surinamensis South America 10.3 SL 1965
Moenkhausia takasei Black-jacket tetra South America 3.3 SL 1964
Moenkhausia tergimacula South America 5.2 SL 1999
Moenkhausia tridentata South America 1929
Moenkhausia uirapuru South America 6.0 SL 2015
Moenkhausia venerei South America 3.9 SL 2016
Moenkhausia xinguensis South America 10.3 TL 1882



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