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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Triportheidae

Genus: Triportheus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Triportheus albus South America 25.7 TL 1872
Triportheus angulatus South America 23.8 SL 1829
Triportheus auritus South America 25.5 SL 1850
Triportheus brachipomus South America 21.9 SL 1850
Triportheus culter South America 24.5 SL 1872
Triportheus curtus South America 10.7 SL 1890
Triportheus elongatus Elongate hatchetfish Central and South America 24.2 SL 1864
Triportheus guentheri South America 13.4 SL 1890
Triportheus magdalenae South America 36 SL 1878
Triportheus nematurus South America 18.3 SL 1858
Triportheus orinocensis South America 13.5 SL 2004
Triportheus pantanensis South America 15.8 SL 2004
Triportheus paranensis Tetra South America 19 SL 1874
Triportheus pictus South America 10.7 SL 1890
Triportheus rotundatus South America 26.8 TL 1841
Triportheus signatus South America 19.5 TL 1890
Triportheus trifurcatus South America 16.5 SL 1855
Triportheus venezuelensis South America 11.9 SL 2004



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