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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Loricariinae
Genus: Sturisoma

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Sturisoma barbatum South America 28 SL 1853
Sturisoma brevirostre South America 20.7 SL 1889
Sturisoma caquetae South America 19.3 1945
Sturisoma guentheri South America 23 SL 1904
Sturisoma lyra South America 25 TL 1904
Sturisoma monopelte South America 26.5 1914
Sturisoma nigrirostrum South America 22 1940
Sturisoma robustum South America 25 SL 1904
Sturisoma rostratum South America 19 1829
Sturisoma tenuirostre South America 12.6 SL 1910



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