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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Genus: Pterygoplichthys

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Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii
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South America
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys anisitsi Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903

Photo by Photo by Plistil, J.
 
Pterygoplichthys anisitsi
[Snow pleco]



South America
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus (Weber, 1991)

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Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus
[Vermiculated sailfin catfish]



South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys etentaculatus (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

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Pterygoplichthys etentaculatus
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South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (Kner, 1854)

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Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
[Leopard pleco]



South America
Max. Length 39.5 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus (Weber, 1991)

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Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus
[]
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Max. Length 37 cm SL

 
Pterygoplichthys lituratus
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South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus (Hancock, 1828)

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Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus
[Orinoco sailfin catfish]



South America
Max. Length 49 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Ott, G.
 
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
[Amazon sailfin catfish]



South America
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys parnaibae (Weber, 1991)

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Pterygoplichthys parnaibae
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South America
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys punctatus (Kner, 1854)

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Pterygoplichthys punctatus
[Corroncho]



South America
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Cope, 1874)

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Pterygoplichthys scrophus
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South America
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys undecimalis (Steindachner, 1878)

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Pterygoplichthys undecimalis
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South America
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys weberi Armbruster & Page, 2006

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Pterygoplichthys weberi
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Max. Length 37.5 cm TL

 
Pterygoplichthys xinguensis
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Pterygoplichthys zuliaensis
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16 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii South America 1893
Pterygoplichthys anisitsi Snow pleco South America 55 TL 1903
Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus Vermiculated sailfin catfish South America 70 TL 1991
Pterygoplichthys etentaculatus South America 30 SL 1829
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps Leopard pleco South America 50 TL 1854
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus South America 39.5 SL 1991
Pterygoplichthys lituratus South America 37 SL 1854
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus Orinoco sailfin catfish South America 50 TL 1828
Pterygoplichthys pardalis Amazon sailfin catfish South America 49 TL 1855
Pterygoplichthys parnaibae South America 29 SL 1991
Pterygoplichthys punctatus Corroncho South America 28.5 SL 1854
Pterygoplichthys scrophus South America 27.5 SL 1874
Pterygoplichthys undecimalis South America 50 SL 1878
Pterygoplichthys weberi South America 19.7 SL 2006
Pterygoplichthys xinguensis South America 37.5 TL 1991
Pterygoplichthys zuliaensis South America 1991



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