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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Crenuchidae South American darters
Subfamily: Characidiinae
Genus: Melanocharacidium

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Melanocharacidium auroradiatum South America 4.3 SL 1994
Melanocharacidium blennioides South America 5.5 SL 1909
Melanocharacidium compressus South America 3.1 SL 1993
Melanocharacidium depressum South America 3.4 TL 1993
Melanocharacidium dispilomma South America 5 TL 1993
Melanocharacidium melanopteron South America 7.2 SL 1993
Melanocharacidium nigrum South America 6.7 SL 1993
Melanocharacidium pectorale South America 4.4 TL 1993
Melanocharacidium rex South America 9.9 SL 1958



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