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Family: Erythrinidae Trahiras



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Erythrinus erythrinus Central and South America 20 SL 1801
Erythrinus kessleri South America 19 SL 1877
Hoplerythrinus cinereus Central America 20.2 SL 1858
Hoplerythrinus gronovii South America 17.8 SL 1847
Hoplerythrinus unitaeniatus Aimara Central and South America 25 TL 1829
Hoplias aimara South America 100 SL 1847
Hoplias australis South America 44.4 SL 2009
Hoplias brasiliensis South America 20.3 SL 1829
Hoplias curupira South America 29.9 SL 2009
Hoplias intermedius South America 60 SL 1864
Hoplias lacerdae South America 75 SL 1908
Hoplias macrophthalmus Giant trahira South America 100 TL 1907
Hoplias malabaricus Trahira Central and South America 65 TL 1794
Hoplias mbigua South America 29.3 SL 2015
Hoplias microcephalus South America 35.6 SL 1829
Hoplias microlepis Central and South America 36 SL 1864
Hoplias patana South America 39.4 SL 1847
Hoplias teres South America 15.3 SL 1847



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