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Family: Cynodontidae Dogtooth characins



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cynodon gibbus South America 32.2 SL 1829
Cynodon meionactis South America 30 TL 1999
Cynodon septenarius South America 31.2 SL 2000
Hydrolycus armatus South America 89 TL 1841
Hydrolycus scomberoides Payara South America 117 TL 1819
Hydrolycus tatauaia South America 59 TL 1999
Hydrolycus wallacei South America 33.5 SL 1999
Rhaphiodon vulpinus Biara South America 80 SL 1829



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