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Family: Apteronotidae Ghost knifefishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Adontosternarchus balaenops South America 25 TL 1878
Adontosternarchus clarkae South America 18.6 TL 1985
Adontosternarchus devenanzii South America 18.6 TL 1985
Adontosternarchus duartei South America 18.5 TL 2012
Adontosternarchus nebulosus South America 21.8 TL 2007
Adontosternarchus sachsi South America 32.2 TL 1877
Apteronotus acidops South America 32.1 TL 2011
Apteronotus albifrons Black ghost South America 50 TL 1766
Apteronotus apurensis South America 30.8 TL 1968
Apteronotus bonapartii South America 27 TL 1855
Apteronotus brasiliensis South America 29 TL 1852
Apteronotus camposdapazi South America 2006
Apteronotus caudimaculosus South America 28.7 TL 2003
Apteronotus cuchillejo South America 18.9 TL 1949
Apteronotus cuchillo South America 39 TL 1949
Apteronotus ellisi South America 32.8 TL 1957
Apteronotus eschmeyeri South America 32 SL 2004
Apteronotus galvisi South America 19.0 TL 2007
Apteronotus jurubidae South America 25.3 TL 1944
Apteronotus leptorhynchus South America 26.9 TL 1912
Apteronotus lindalvae South America 33.3 TL 2012
Apteronotus macrolepis South America 18 TL 1881
Apteronotus macrostomus South America 26 TL 1943
Apteronotus magdalenensis South America 129 TL 1945
Apteronotus magoi South America 2006
Apteronotus mariae South America 27.3 SL 1914
Apteronotus milesi South America 22.1 TL 2005
Apteronotus rostratus South America 27.2 TL 1913
Apteronotus spurrellii South America 27 TL 1914
Compsaraia compsus South America 33.9 TL 1994
Compsaraia iara South America 23.5 TL 2017
Compsaraia samueli South America 22.6 SL 2009
Magosternarchus duccis South America 22.6 TL 1996
Magosternarchus raptor South America 19.9 TL 1996
Megadontognathus cuyuniense South America 23.8 TL 1994
Megadontognathus kaitukaensis South America 16 TL 1999
Orthosternarchus tamandua South America 44 TL 1898
Parapteronotus hasemani South America 38.1 TL 1913
Pariosternarchus amazonensis South America 15.2 SL 2006
Platyurosternarchus crypticus South America 30.8 TL 2009
Platyurosternarchus macrostomus South America 40 TL 1870
Porotergus duende Known from the main chann 18.4 TL 2010
Porotergus gimbeli South America 24 TL 1912
Porotergus gymnotus South America 85 TL 1912
Sternarchella calhamazon South America 18.5 TL 2013
Sternarchella curvioperculata South America 25.3 TL 1968
Sternarchella orthos South America 30 TL 1994
Sternarchella schotti South America 40 TL 1868
Sternarchella sima South America 40 TL 1913
Sternarchella terminalis South America 22.4 TL 1942
Sternarchogiton labiatus South America 21.4 TL 2007
Sternarchogiton nattereri South America 25 TL 1868
Sternarchogiton porcinum South America 30 TL 1942
Sternarchogiton preto South America 21.7 SL 2007
Sternarchogiton zuanoni The single known sample o 17.8 TL 2010
Sternarchorhamphus muelleri South America 45.5 TL 1881
Sternarchorhynchus axelrodi Axelrod’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 60 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus britskii Britski’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 26.1 TL 2000
Sternarchorhynchus caboclo Cabocolo tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 22.6 TL 2006
Sternarchorhynchus chaoi Chao’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 16.4 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus cramptoni Crampton’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 33.1 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus curumim Curumim tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 18.1 TL 2006
Sternarchorhynchus curvirostris South America 40.6 TL 1887
Sternarchorhynchus freemani Freeman’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 20.1 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus galibi Galibi tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 20 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus gnomus Gnomus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 15.2 TL 2006
Sternarchorhynchus goeldii Goeldi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 30.6 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus hagedornae Hagedorn’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 24.9 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus higuchii Higuchi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 24.6 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus inpai Inpa tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 22.2 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus jaimei Jamei’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 20 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus kokraimoro Kokraimoro tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 19.7 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus mareikeae Mareike’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 19.2 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus marreroi Marrero’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 27.8 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus mendesi Mendes’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 19.2 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus mesensis Mesensis tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 24.9 TL 2000
Sternarchorhynchus montanus Montanus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 25.8 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus mormyrus Mormyrus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 54 TL 1868
Sternarchorhynchus oxyrhynchus Oxyrhynchus tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 47 TL 1849
Sternarchorhynchus retzeri Retzer’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 38.2 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus roseni Rosen’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 41.7 TL 1994
Sternarchorhynchus schwassmanni South America 11.6 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus severii Severi’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 16.9 TL 2006
Sternarchorhynchus starksi Stark’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 37.4 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus stewarti Stewart’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 22.9 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus taphorni Taphorn’s tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 31 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus villasboasi Villasboas’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 13.6 TL 2010
Sternarchorhynchus yepezi Yepez’ tube-snouted ghost knifefish South America 28 TL 2010
Tembeassu marauna South America 19.6 TL 1998



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