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Family: Gasteropelecidae Freshwater hatchetfishes



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Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Carnegiella marthae Myers, 1927

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Carnegiella marthae
[Blackwing hatchetfish]

Photo by Oliver Zompro/von Wussow Importe

South America
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL
Carnegiella myersi Fernández-Yépez, 1950

Photo by Oliver Zompro/von Wussow Importe
 
Carnegiella myersi
[Pygmy hatchetfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Carnegiella schereri Fernández-Yépez, 1950

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Carnegiella schereri
[Dwarf hatchetfish]

Photo by Nilsson, K.

South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Carnegiella strigata (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Nilsson, K.
 
Carnegiella strigata
[Marbled hatchetfish]

Photo by Nunes, J.L.S.

South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Gasteropelecus levis (Eigenmann, 1909)

Photo by Nunes, J.L.S.
 
Gasteropelecus levis
[Silver hatchetfish]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

Central and South America
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Gasteropelecus maculatus Steindachner, 1879

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Gasteropelecus maculatus
[Spotted hatchetfish]

Photo by Anderson,T.

South America
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Gasteropelecus sternicla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Anderson,T.
 
Gasteropelecus sternicla
[River hatchetfish]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Thoracocharax securis (De Filippi, 1853)

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Thoracocharax securis
[Giant hatchetfish]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

South America
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Thoracocharax stellatus (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Thoracocharax stellatus
[Spotfin hatchetfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Carnegiella marthae Blackwing hatchetfish South America 2.8 SL 1927
Carnegiella myersi Pygmy hatchetfish South America 2.2 SL 1950
Carnegiella schereri Dwarf hatchetfish South America 2.6 SL 1950
Carnegiella strigata Marbled hatchetfish South America 3.5 SL 1864
Gasteropelecus levis Silver hatchetfish South America 3.5 SL 1909
Gasteropelecus maculatus Spotted hatchetfish Central and South America 6.4 SL 1879
Gasteropelecus sternicla River hatchetfish South America 3.9 SL 1758
Thoracocharax securis Giant hatchetfish South America 6.8 SL 1853
Thoracocharax stellatus Spotfin hatchetfish South America 6.7 SL 1858



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