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Family: Polycentridae Leaffishes



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South America
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Monocirrhus polyacanthus Heckel, 1840

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Monocirrhus polyacanthus
[Amazon leaffish]
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Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Polycentrus jundia
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South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL
Polycentrus schomburgkii Müller & Troschel, 1849

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Polycentrus schomburgkii
[Guyana leaffish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Monocirrhus polyacanthus Amazon leaffish South America 8 SL 1840
Polycentrus jundia South America 2.8 SL 2014
Polycentrus schomburgkii Guyana leaffish South America 5.5 SL 1849



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