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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Lebiasinidae Pencilfishes
Subfamily: Pyrrhulininae
Genus: Pyrrhulina

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South America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina australis Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Pyrrhulina australis
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Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina beni
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South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pyrrhulina brevis Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Pyrrhulina brevis
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South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina eleanorae Fowler, 1940

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Pyrrhulina eleanorae
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No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina elongata
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South America
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Pyrrhulina filamentosa Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Pyrrhulina filamentosa
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South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Pyrrhulina laeta (Cope, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Pyrrhulina laeta
[Halfbanded pyrrhulina]
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Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina lugubris
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No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina marilynae
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Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina maxima
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Pyrrhulina melanostoma
[Blackmouth pyrrhulina]



South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Pyrrhulina obermulleri Myers, 1926

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pyrrhulina obermulleri
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South America
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Pyrrhulina rachoviana Myers, 1926

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Pyrrhulina rachoviana
[Fanning pyrrhulina]



South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pyrrhulina semifasciata Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Pyrrhulina semifasciata
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South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pyrrhulina spilota Weitzman, 1960

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pyrrhulina spilota
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Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina stoli
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South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina vittata Regan, 1912

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Pyrrhulina vittata
[Banded pyrrhulina]



South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina zigzag Zarske & Géry, 1997

Photo by Photo by Christoffersen, T.
 
Pyrrhulina zigzag
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18 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pyrrhulina australis South America 5 SL 1903
Pyrrhulina beni South America 5 SL 1924
Pyrrhulina brevis South America 7 SL 1876
Pyrrhulina eleanorae South America 7.5 SL 1940
Pyrrhulina elongata South America 3.7 SL 2001
Pyrrhulina filamentosa South America 11.1 SL 1847
Pyrrhulina laeta Halfbanded pyrrhulina South America 7.6 SL 1872
Pyrrhulina lugubris South America 5 SL 1922
Pyrrhulina marilynae South America 3 SL 2013
Pyrrhulina maxima South America 8 SL 1889
Pyrrhulina melanostoma Blackmouth pyrrhulina South America 1870
Pyrrhulina obermulleri South America 6 SL 1926
Pyrrhulina rachoviana Fanning pyrrhulina South America 3.9 SL 1926
Pyrrhulina semifasciata South America 7 SL 1876
Pyrrhulina spilota South America 7 SL 1960
Pyrrhulina stoli South America 6 SL 1953
Pyrrhulina vittata Banded pyrrhulina South America 3.5 SL 1912
Pyrrhulina zigzag South America 3.5 SL 1997



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