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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Serrasalmidae

Genus: Metynnis

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Metynnis altidorsalis South America 11.2 SL 1923
Metynnis argenteus South America 14.0 SL 1923
Metynnis cuiaba South America 14.3 SL 2009
Metynnis fasciatus South America 5.8 SL 1931
Metynnis guaporensis South America 16 SL 1915
Metynnis hypsauchen Silver dollar South America 18 SL 1844
Metynnis lippincottianus South America 16.4 SL 1870
Metynnis longipinnis South America 6.7 SL 2008
Metynnis luna South America 12.9 SL 1878
Metynnis maculatus Spotted metynnis South America 18 TL 1858
Metynnis mola South America 15 TL 1903
Metynnis orinocensis South America 1908
Metynnis otuquensis South America 8.7 SL 1923
Metynnis polystictus South America 16.7 SL 2008



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