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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Aspredinidae Banjo catfishes
Subfamily: Hoplomyzontinae
Genus: Xyliphius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Xyliphius anachoretes South America 8.8 SL 2010
Xyliphius barbatus South America 9.9 SL 1962
Xyliphius kryptos South America 11 SL 1983
Xyliphius lepturus South America 13.2 SL 1962
Xyliphius magdalenae South America 8 SL 1912
Xyliphius melanopterus South America 14.7 SL 1962
Xyliphius sofiae South America 4.4 SL 2017



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