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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Trichomycteridae Pencil or parasitic catfishes
Subfamily: Vandelliinae
Genus: Vandellia

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South America
Max. Length 5.9 cm NG
Vandellia beccarii Di Caporiacco, 1935

Photo by Photo by Holm, E.
 
Vandellia beccarii
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South America
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Vandellia cirrhosa Valenciennes, 1846

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Vandellia cirrhosa
[Candiru]



South America
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Vandellia sanguinea Eigenmann, 1917

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Vandellia sanguinea
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Vandellia beccarii South America 5.9 NG 1935
Vandellia cirrhosa Candiru South America 17 SL 1846
Vandellia sanguinea South America 8.4 SL 1917



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