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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Auchenipteridae Driftwood catfishes
Subfamily: Auchenipterinae
Genus: Auchenipterus

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Auchenipterus ambyiacus South America 24.4 SL 1915
Auchenipterus brachyurus South America 16.5 SL 1878
Auchenipterus brevior South America 8.4 SL 1912
Auchenipterus britskii South America 14 SL 1999
Auchenipterus demerarae South America 10.3 SL 1912
Auchenipterus dentatus South America 12.1 SL 1840
Auchenipterus fordicei South America 9.9 SL 1888
Auchenipterus menezesi South America 13.1 SL 1999
Auchenipterus nigripinnis South America 20.2 SL 1895
Auchenipterus nuchalis South America 27 SL 1829
Auchenipterus osteomystax South America 43 TL 1918



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