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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Genus: Squaliforma

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Max. Length 9.8 cm SL

 
Squaliforma annae
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Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Squaliforma biseriata
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South America
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Squaliforma emarginata (Valenciennes, 1840)

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Squaliforma emarginata
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Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Squaliforma gomesi
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Max. Length 35.5 cm SL

 
Squaliforma horrida
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Max. Length 10.1 cm SL

 
Squaliforma phrixosoma
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Max. Length 49.5 cm SL

 
Squaliforma scopularia
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Max. Length 33.6 cm TL

 
Squaliforma squalina
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South America
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Squaliforma tenuicauda (Steindachner, 1878)

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Squaliforma tenuicauda
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Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Squaliforma tenuis
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South America
Max. Length 32 cm SL
Squaliforma villarsi (Lütken, 1874)

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Squaliforma villarsi
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Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Squaliforma virescens
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Squaliforma annae South America 9.8 SL 1881
Squaliforma biseriata South America 11.3 SL 1872
Squaliforma emarginata South America 15 TL 1840
Squaliforma gomesi South America 14.3 SL 1942
Squaliforma horrida South America 35.5 SL 1854
Squaliforma phrixosoma South America 10.1 SL 1940
Squaliforma scopularia South America 49.5 SL 1871
Squaliforma squalina South America 33.6 TL 1841
Squaliforma tenuicauda South America 45 SL 1878
Squaliforma tenuis South America 19.5 SL 1968
Squaliforma villarsi South America 32 SL 1874
Squaliforma virescens South America 7.3 SL 1874



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