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Family: Characidae Characins



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acanthocharax microlepis South America 8.5 SL 1912
Acestrocephalus acutus South America 10.4 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus anomalus South America 20 SL 1880
Acestrocephalus boehlkei South America 13.5 SL 1977
Acestrocephalus maculosus South America 7.9 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus South America 9.3 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus pallidus South America 6.1 SL 2006
Acestrocephalus sardina South America 13.5 SL 1913
Acestrocephalus stigmatus South America 13.5 TL 2006
Acinocheirodon melanogramma South America 3.8 SL 1999
Acrobrycon ipanquianus South America 12 SL 1877
Acrobrycon ortii South America 6.1 SL 2014
Acrobrycon starnesi South America 7.3 SL 2014
Amazonspinther dalmata South America 2.0 SL 2008
Aphyocharacidium bolivianum South America 3.4 SL 1973
Aphyocharacidium melandetum South America 3.5 1912
Aphyocharax agassizii South America 3.3 SL 1882
Aphyocharax alburnus Goldencrown tetra South America 8 1869
Aphyocharax anisitsi Bloodfin tetra South America 5.5 TL 1903
Aphyocharax colifax South America 5.0 1991
Aphyocharax dentatus South America 7.2 SL 1903
Aphyocharax erythrurus Flametail tetra South America 5.8 1912
Aphyocharax gracilis South America 5.4 SL 1940
Aphyocharax nattereri South America 3.1 SL 1882
Aphyocharax pusillus South America 6.4 SL 1868
Aphyocharax rathbuni Redflank bloodfin South America 2.7 SL 1907
Aphyocharax yekwanae South America 5.6 SL 2003
Aphyocheirodon hemigrammus South America 4.8 TL 1915
Aphyodite apiaka South America 3.1 SL 2017
Aphyodite grammica South America 3.2 1912
Aphyodite tupebas South America 2.6 SL 2017
Argopleura chocoensis South America 5.3 SL 1913
Argopleura conventus South America 3.6 SL 1913
Argopleura diquensis South America 4.7 SL 1913
Argopleura magdalenensis South America 5.3 SL 1913
Astyanacinus moorii South America 10 SL 1892
Astyanacinus multidens South America 14 TL 1924
Astyanacinus yariguies South America 7.7 SL 2012
Astyanax abramis South America 14 SL 1842
Astyanax acatlanensis Central America 7.5 SL 2017
Astyanax aeneus Banded tetra Central America 12 SL 1860
Astyanax ajuricaba South America 9.5 SL 2009
Astyanax altior Yucatan tetra North America 1936
Astyanax altiparanae South America 16.4 TL 2000
Astyanax angustifrons Central America 1908
Astyanax anterior South America 11.1 SL 1908
Astyanax aramburui South America 6.1 SL 2006
Astyanax argyrimarginatus South America 4.5 SL 1999
Astyanax asuncionensis South America 15 SL 1972
Astyanax atratoensis South America 10.3 SL 1907
Astyanax aurocaudatus South America 6 SL 1913
Astyanax bacalarensis Central America 9.5 SL 2017
Astyanax bagual South America 7.8 SL 2015
Astyanax baileyi Central America 6.9 SL 1972
Astyanax bifasciatus South America 12.9 SL 2010
Astyanax bimaculatus Twospot astyanax South America 17.5 TL 1758
Astyanax biotae South America 5.2 SL 2004
Astyanax bockmanni South America 17.3 TL 2007
Astyanax bourgeti South America 1908
Astyanax brachypterygium South America 6.4 SL 2001
Astyanax bransfordii Central America 15 SL 1877
Astyanax brevirhinus South America 10 TL 1908
Astyanax burgerai South America 5.4 SL 2009
Astyanax caucanus South America 1879
Astyanax chaparae South America 1943
Astyanax chico South America 2004
Astyanax clavitaeniatus South America 7.2 SL 2003
Astyanax cocibolca Central America 5.4 SL 2008
Astyanax cordovae South America 1880
Astyanax correntinus South America 1891
Astyanax courensis South America 7.2 SL 2010
Astyanax cremnobates South America 8.9 SL 2001
Astyanax cubilhuitz Central America 5.3 SL 2017
Astyanax daguae South America 4 TL 1913
Astyanax depressirostris South America 1908
Astyanax dissensus South America 8.4 SL 2013
Astyanax dissimilis South America 13.6 SL 2010
Astyanax dnophos South America 3.3 SL 2004
Astyanax dorioni Central America 19.3 SL 1970
Astyanax douradilho South America 9 SL 2014
Astyanax eigenmanniorum South America 14.4 TL 1894
Astyanax elachylepis South America 2005
Astyanax endy South America 2006
Astyanax epiagos South America 5.9 SL 2008
Astyanax eremus South America 10.0 SL 2014
Astyanax erythropterus South America 1891
Astyanax fasciatus Banded astyanax North, Central and South 17.1 TL 1819
Astyanax fasslii South America 1915
Astyanax festae South America 1898
Astyanax filiferus South America 8.5 SL 1913
Astyanax gisleni South America 1943
Astyanax giton South America 8 TL 1908
Astyanax goyacensis South America 1908
Astyanax goyanensis South America 9 SL 1944
Astyanax gracilior South America 1908
Astyanax guaporensis South America 1911
Astyanax guaricana South America 9.6 SL 2013
Astyanax guianensis South America 6 TL 1909
Astyanax gymnodontus South America 17 SL 1911
Astyanax gymnogenys South America 11.5 SL 1911
Astyanax hamatilis South America 4.4 SL 2014
Astyanax hastatus South America 1928
Astyanax henseli South America 11.1 SL 2006
Astyanax hermosus South America 2005
Astyanax integer South America 1930
Astyanax intermedius South America 7.3 SL 1908
Astyanax ita South America 6.1 SL 2002
Astyanax jacobinae Piaba Astyanax jacobinae 5.1 SL 2008
Astyanax jacuhiensis South America 14.5 SL 1894
Astyanax janeiroensis South America 11.4 SL 1908
Astyanax jenynsii South America 7.6 SL 1877
Astyanax joaovitori South America 7.7 SL 2017
Astyanax jordanensis South America 7.6 SL 2009
Astyanax jordani North America 10 TL 1936
Astyanax kennedyi South America 1964
Astyanax keronolepis South America 10.4 SL 2019
Astyanax kompi Central America 1938
Astyanax kullanderi South America 8.8 SL 1995
Astyanax lacustris South America 7.7 TL 1875
Astyanax latens South America 4.4 SL 2004
Astyanax laticeps South America 8.9 SL 1894
Astyanax leonidas South America 4.6 SL 2002
Astyanax leopoldi South America 6 TL 1988
Astyanax lineatus South America 12 SL 1891
Astyanax longior South America 1878
Astyanax longirhinus South America 18.6 SL 2010
Astyanax macal Central America 6.7 SL 2017
Astyanax maculisquamis South America 7.6 SL 1997
Astyanax magdalenae South America 17.3 SL 1916
Astyanax marionae South America 9.1 SL 1911
Astyanax maximus South America 25 TL 1876
Astyanax megaspilura South America 1944
Astyanax mexicanus Mexican tetra North America 12 TL 1853
Astyanax microlepis South America 9.1 SL 1913
Astyanax microschemos South America 5.5 SL 2006
Astyanax minor South America 10.8 SL 2010
Astyanax multidens South America 1908
Astyanax mutator South America 1909
Astyanax myersi South America 1950
Astyanax nasutus Central America 10 TL 1907
Astyanax nicaraguensis Central America 1907
Astyanax novae South America 3.3 SL 1911
Astyanax obscurus South America 1870
Astyanax ocotal Central America 10.5 SL 2017
Astyanax ojiara South America 5.1 SL 2000
Astyanax orbignyanus South America 1850
Astyanax orthodus South America 10.8 SL 1907
Astyanax pampa South America 6.2 SL 2005
Astyanax paraguayensis South America 1918
Astyanax parahybae South America 16.9 TL 1908
Astyanax paranae South America 16.4 TL 1914
Astyanax paranahybae South America 1911
Astyanax paris South America 8.6 SL 2002
Astyanax pedri South America 7.8 SL 1908
Astyanax pelecus South America 6 SL 2006
Astyanax pellegrini South America 8 SL 1907
Astyanax pirabitira South America 9.1 SL 2013
Astyanax pirapuan South America 2011
Astyanax poetzschkei South America 1932
Astyanax procerus South America 11.9 SL 2013
Astyanax puka South America 5.0 SL 2007
Astyanax pynandi South America 2003
Astyanax ribeirae South America 8 TL 1911
Astyanax rioverde Central America 7.5 SL 2017
Astyanax rivularis South America 9.9 SL 1875
Astyanax robustus Central America 1912
Astyanax ruberrimus Central and South America 1913
Astyanax rupununi South America 4.8 SL 1914
Astyanax saguazu South America 9.2 SL 2003
Astyanax saltor South America 5.9 SL 1960
Astyanax salvatoris Central America 6.1 SL 2017
Astyanax scabripinnis South America 7.8 SL 1842
Astyanax schubarti South America 9 SL 1964
Astyanax scintillans South America 3.0 SL 1928
Astyanax serratus South America 12 SL 2010
Astyanax siapae South America 9.4 SL 2003
Astyanax stenohalinus South America 7.8 SL 1962
Astyanax stilbe South America 1870
Astyanax superbus South America 1942
Astyanax symmetricus South America 1908
Astyanax taeniatus South America 9.6 SL 1842
Astyanax tamiahua Central America 6.3 SL 2017
Astyanax tehuacanensis Central Ameica 7.5 SL 2017
Astyanax totae South America 8.2 SL 2005
Astyanax trierythropterus South America 1970
Astyanax troya South America 7.4 SL 2002
Astyanax tumbayaensis South America 2005
Astyanax tupi South America 7.3 SL 2003
Astyanax turmalinensis South America 6.5 SL 2003
Astyanax unitaeniatus South America 1998
Astyanax utiariti South America 7.9 SL 2007
Astyanax validus South America 15 TL 1991
Astyanax varzeae South America 8.3 SL 2007
Astyanax venezuelae South America 5 TL 1944
Astyanax vermilion South America 4.3 SL 2009
Astyanax villwocki South America 11.4 SL 1999
Astyanax xavante South America 6.0 SL 2009
Astyanax xiru South America 10.9 SL 2013
Atopomesus pachyodus South America 4.3 1927
Attonitus bounites South America 5.7 SL 2000
Attonitus ephimeros South America 5.0 SL 2000
Attonitus irisae South America 4.6 SL 2000
Aulixidens eugeniae South America 4.3 SL 1952
Axelrodia lindeae South America 2.1 SL 1973
Axelrodia riesei Ruby tetra South America 2.1 SL 1966
Axelrodia stigmatias South America 2.5 SL 1913
Bario steindachneri South America 9 SL 1893
Boehlkea fredcochui Cochu's blue tetra South America 5.4 TL 1966
Boehlkea weitzmani South America 3.5 SL 2017
Brachychalcinus copei South America 7.3 SL 1882
Brachychalcinus nummus South America 8.4 SL 1958
Brachychalcinus orbicularis Discus tetra South America 9 SL 1850
Brachychalcinus parnaibae South America 7.2 SL 1989
Brachychalcinus reisi South America 6.1 SL 2017
Brachychalcinus retrospina South America 6.9 SL 1892
Bramocharax caballeroi Catemaco characin North America 13.8 SL 1985
Brittanichthys axelrodi South America 2.8 SL 1965
Brittanichthys myersi South America 3.2 SL 1965
Bryconacidnus ellisae South America 3.8 SL 1924
Bryconacidnus hemigrammus South America 4 SL 1924
Bryconacidnus paipayensis South America 5 SL 1929
Bryconadenos tanaothoros South America 2005
Bryconadenos weitzmani South America 4.1 SL 2009
Bryconamericus agna South America 6.5 SL 2001
Bryconamericus alfredae South America 6.6 TL 1927
Bryconamericus alpha South America 7.6 TL 1914
Bryconamericus andresoi South America 7.1 SL 2003
Bryconamericus arilepis South America 7.1 SL 2008
Bryconamericus bayano Central America 5.7 SL 1976
Bryconamericus bolivianus South America 6.8 SL 1924
Bryconamericus brevirostris South America 9.5 TL 1860
Bryconamericus bucayensis South America 8.7 SL 2013
Bryconamericus caldasi South America 7.4 SL 2014
Bryconamericus carlosi South America 5.7 SL 2003
Bryconamericus caucanus South America 8.8 TL 1913
Bryconamericus charalae South America 2005
Bryconamericus cinarucoense South America 3.7 SL 2008
Bryconamericus cismontanus South America 6 SL 1914
Bryconamericus cristiani South America 6.9 SL 1999
Bryconamericus dahli South America 8.0 SL 2000
Bryconamericus deuterodonoides South America 5 TL 1914
Bryconamericus diaphanus South America 13 TL 1878
Bryconamericus ecai South America 7.5 SL 2004
Bryconamericus ecuadorensis South America 8.3 SL 2015
Bryconamericus eigenmanni South America 6.1 SL 1906
Bryconamericus emperador Central and South America 10.4 SL 1907
Bryconamericus exodon South America 5.7 SL 1907
Bryconamericus foncensis South America 8.3 SL 2009
Bryconamericus galvisi South America 7.6 SL 2000
Bryconamericus gonzalezi Central America 7.4 SL 2002



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