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Family: Acestrorhynchidae Smallscale pike characins



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Acestrorhynchus abbreviatus South America 22 SL 1878
Acestrorhynchus altus South America 23.3 SL 1969
Acestrorhynchus britskii South America 16.5 SL 1969
Acestrorhynchus falcatus South America 30 TL 1794
Acestrorhynchus falcirostris South America 45 SL 1819
Acestrorhynchus grandoculis South America 10.8 SL 1983
Acestrorhynchus heterolepis South America 40.8 SL 1878
Acestrorhynchus isalineae South America 10.1 SL 1983
Acestrorhynchus lacustris South America 27 SL 1875
Acestrorhynchus maculipinna South America 7.9 SL 1983
Acestrorhynchus microlepis Pike characin South America 37 TL 1841
Acestrorhynchus minimus South America 6.3 SL 1969
Acestrorhynchus nasutus South America 6.9 SL 1912
Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro South America 35.2 TL 1992
Gilbertolus alatus South America 14.3 SL 1878
Gilbertolus atratoensis South America 11.9 SL 1943
Gilbertolus maracaiboensis South America 13.0 SL 1943
Gnathocharax steindachneri South America 5 SL 1913
Heterocharax leptogrammus South America 3.4 SL 2000
Heterocharax macrolepis South America 4.8 SL 1912
Heterocharax virgulatus South America 4.1 SL 2000
Hoplocharax goethei South America 3 SL 1966
Lonchogenys ilisha South America 6 SL 1927
Roestes itupiranga South America 14.2 SL 1998
Roestes molossus South America 21.6 SL 1858
Roestes ogilviei South America 18.7 SL 1914



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