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Family: Rhamphichthyidae Sand knifefishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnorhamphichthys bogardusi South America 2005
Gymnorhamphichthys britskii South America 18 SL 2011
Gymnorhamphichthys hypostomus South America 21.5 TL 1912
Gymnorhamphichthys petiti South America 1964
Gymnorhamphichthys rondoni South America 15 TL 1920
Gymnorhamphichthys rosamariae South America 1989
Iracema caiana South America 36 TL 1996
Rhamphichthys apurensis South America 1968
Rhamphichthys atlanticus South America 67.3 SL 1999
Rhamphichthys drepanium South America 45 SL 1999
Rhamphichthys hahni South America 26.7 TL 1937
Rhamphichthys heleios South America 40 SL 2015
Rhamphichthys lineatus South America 54 TL 1855
Rhamphichthys longior South America 80 SL 1999
Rhamphichthys marmoratus South America 65 TL 1855
Rhamphichthys pantherinus South America 1855
Rhamphichthys rostratus South America 100 TL 1766



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