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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Anablepidae Four-eyed fishes, onesided livebearers & white-eye
Subfamily: Anablepinae
Genus: Jenynsia

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Jenynsia alternimaculata South America 5.5 SL 1940
Jenynsia diphyes South America 7.3 SL 2006
Jenynsia eigenmanni South America 1911
Jenynsia eirmostigma South America 7.1 SL 1995
Jenynsia lineata Onesided livebearer South America 5.5 SL 1842
Jenynsia luxata South America 4.4 SL 2013
Jenynsia maculata South America 7.3 SL 1906
Jenynsia multidentata Rio de la Plata onesided livebearer South America 8.8 TL 1842
Jenynsia obscura South America 5.8 SL 1877
Jenynsia onca South America 4.5 SL 2002
Jenynsia sanctaecatarinae South America 4.2 SL 1996
Jenynsia tucumana South America 4.0 SL 2005
Jenynsia unitaenia South America 7.6 SL 1995
Jenynsia weitzmani South America 7.6 SL 2001



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