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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Cyprinodontidae Pupfishes
Subfamily: Cyprinodontinae
Genus: Orestias

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Orestias agassizii South America 7 TL 1846
Orestias albus South America 18 TL 1846
Orestias ascotanensis South America 7.5 TL 1984
Orestias chungarensis South America 7 TL 1987
Orestias crawfordi South America 8 TL 1944
Orestias ctenolepis South America 8 TL 1984
Orestias cuvieri Orestias South America 27 TL 1846
Orestias elegans South America 10 TL 1895
Orestias empyraeus South America 10 TL 1942
Orestias forgeti South America 12 TL 1981
Orestias frontosus South America 15 TL 1876
Orestias gilsoni South America 4.5 TL 1944
Orestias gloriae South America 7.0 2012
Orestias gracilis South America 5 TL 1984
Orestias gymnota South America 8 TL 1984
Orestias hardini South America 4.5 TL 1984
Orestias imarpe South America 7.5 TL 1984
Orestias incae South America 6.5 TL 1895
Orestias ispi South America 9 TL 1981
Orestias jussiei South America 8.5 TL 1846
Orestias lastarriae South America 1876
Orestias laucaensis South America 11 TL 1982
Orestias luteus South America 17 TL 1846
Orestias minimus South America 3.5 TL 1944
Orestias minutus South America 3.5 TL 1944
Orestias mooni South America 4.5 TL 1944
Orestias mulleri South America 4.5 TL 1846
Orestias multiporis South America 10 TL 1984
Orestias mundus South America 6 TL 1984
Orestias olivaceus South America 7.5 TL 1895
Orestias parinacotensis South America 8.5 TL 1982
Orestias pentlandii South America 23.5 TL 1846
Orestias piacotensis South America 6.6 SL 2006
Orestias polonorum South America 14.5 TL 1944
Orestias puni South America 15 TL 1944
Orestias richersoni South America 10 TL 1984
Orestias robustus South America 7 TL 1984
Orestias silustani South America 10 TL 1942
Orestias taquiri South America 3.5 TL 1944
Orestias tchernavini South America 6 TL 1981
Orestias tomcooni South America 6.5 TL 1984
Orestias tschudii South America 20 TL 1855
Orestias tutini South America 4.5 TL 1944
Orestias uruni South America 6 TL 1944
Orestias ututo South America 5.5 TL 1984



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