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Family: Crenuchidae South American darters



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South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Ammocryptocharax elegans Weitzman & Kanazawa, 1976

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Ammocryptocharax elegans
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Ammocryptocharax lateralis
[]



South America
Max. Length 2 cm SL
Ammocryptocharax minutus Buckup, 1993

Photo by Photo by Asociacion Acuaristas de Venezuela (AAV)
 
Ammocryptocharax minutus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.0 cm SL

 
Ammocryptocharax vintonae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Characidium alipioi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Characidium amaila
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Characidium bahiense
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Characidium bimaculatum Fowler, 1941

Photo by Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Characidium bimaculatum
[]



South America
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Characidium boavistae Steindachner, 1915

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Characidium boavistae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Characidium boehlkei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Characidium bolivianum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Characidium borellii
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Characidium brevirostre Pellegrin, 1909

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Characidium brevirostre
[]
No picture found


 
Characidium caucanum
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL
Characidium chupa Schultz, 1944

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Characidium chupa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Characidium crandellii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.0 cm SL

 
Characidium declivirostre
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Characidium deludens
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Characidium etheostoma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Characidium etzeli
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Characidium fasciatum Reinhardt, 1867

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Characidium fasciatum
[Darter characin]



South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Characidium gomesi Travassos, 1956

Photo by Photo by Castro, R.M.C.
 
Characidium gomesi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.8 cm

 
Characidium grajahuensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Characidium hasemani
[]



South America
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Characidium heinianum Zarske & Géry, 2001

Photo by Photo by Habluetzel, P.
 
Characidium heinianum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Characidium heirmostigmata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.0 cm SL

 
Characidium helmeri
[]



South America
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Characidium interruptum Pellegrin, 1909

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Characidium interruptum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Characidium japuhybense
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Characidium kamakan
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Characidium lagosantense Travassos, 1947

Photo by Photo by Alves, C.B.M.
 
Characidium lagosantense
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Characidium lanei Travassos, 1967

Photo by Photo by Hackradt, C.W.
 
Characidium lanei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Characidium laterale
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Characidium lauroi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Characidium litorale
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Characidium longum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Characidium macrolepidotum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Characidium marshi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Characidium mirim
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Characidium nana
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Characidium nupelia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Characidium occidentale
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL
Characidium oiticicai Travassos, 1967

Photo by Photo by Marceniuk, A.P.
 
Characidium oiticicai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Characidium orientale
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Characidium papachibe
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Characidium pellucidum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm TL

 
Characidium phoxocephalum
[]



South America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Characidium pteroides Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Characidium pteroides
[]



South America
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Characidium pterostictum Gomes, 1947

Photo by Photo by Becker, F.G.
 
Characidium pterostictum
[]



South America
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Characidium purpuratum Steindachner, 1882

Photo by Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Characidium purpuratum
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Characidium rachovii Regan, 1913

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Characidium rachovii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Characidium roesseli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Characidium samurai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Characidium sanctjohanni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Characidium satoi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Characidium schindleri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 51.3 cm SL

 
Characidium schubarti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Characidium serrano
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Characidium steindachneri Cope, 1878

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Characidium steindachneri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Characidium stigmosum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Characidium summus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Characidium tenue
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Characidium timbuiense
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Characidium vestigipinne
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Characidium vidali
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Characidium xanthopterum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Characidium xavante
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.4 cm SL
Characidium zebra Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Characidium zebra
[]



South America
Max. Length 5.7 cm TL
Crenuchus spilurus Günther, 1863

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Crenuchus spilurus
[Sailfin tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Elachocharax geryi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm SL

 
Elachocharax junki
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.4 cm SL

 
Elachocharax mitopterus
[]



South America
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL
Elachocharax pulcher Myers, 1927

Photo by Photo by Castro-Lima, F.
 
Elachocharax pulcher
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Geryichthys sterbai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm SL

 
Klausewitzia ritae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Leptocharacidium omospilus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Melanocharacidium auroradiatum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Melanocharacidium blennioides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Melanocharacidium compressus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm TL

 
Melanocharacidium depressum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Melanocharacidium dispilomma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Melanocharacidium melanopteron
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Melanocharacidium nigrum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm TL

 
Melanocharacidium pectorale
[]



South America
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Melanocharacidium rex (Böhlke, 1958)

Photo by Photo by Yuri Hooker/WWF-OPP
 
Melanocharacidium rex
[]



South America
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL
Microcharacidium eleotrioides (Géry, 1960)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Microcharacidium eleotrioides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Microcharacidium geryi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Microcharacidium gnomus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.2 cm SL

 
Microcharacidium weitzmani
[]



South America
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL
Odontocharacidium aphanes (Weitzman & Kanazawa, 1977)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Odontocharacidium aphanes
[Green dwarf tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm TL

 
Poecilocharax bovalii
[]



South America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Poecilocharax weitzmani Géry, 1965

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Poecilocharax weitzmani
[Black morpho tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Skiotocharax meizon
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ammocryptocharax elegans South America 3.3 SL 1976
Ammocryptocharax lateralis South America 2.8 SL 1909
Ammocryptocharax minutus South America 2 SL 1993
Ammocryptocharax vintonae South America 9.0 SL 1909
Characidium alipioi South America 6.4 SL 1955
Characidium amaila South America 8.6 SL 2013
Characidium bahiense South America 2.6 SL 1971
Characidium bimaculatum South America 4.1 SL 1941
Characidium boavistae South America 5.3 SL 1915
Characidium boehlkei South America 7.0 SL 1972
Characidium bolivianum South America 5.3 SL 1924
Characidium borellii South America 6.6 SL 1895
Characidium brevirostre South America 3.3 SL 1909
Characidium caucanum South America 1912
Characidium chupa South America 8.0 SL 1944
Characidium crandellii South America 6.4 SL 1915
Characidium declivirostre South America 8.0 SL 1915
Characidium deludens South America 4.8 SL 2015
Characidium etheostoma South America 4.2 SL 1872
Characidium etzeli South America 5.6 SL 2001
Characidium fasciatum Darter characin South America 6.7 SL 1867
Characidium gomesi South America 6.5 SL 1956
Characidium grajahuensis South America 8.8 1944
Characidium hasemani South America 6.8 SL 1915
Characidium heinianum South America 2.1 SL 2001
Characidium heirmostigmata South America 5.4 SL 2008
Characidium helmeri South America 4.0 SL 2015
Characidium interruptum South America 5.3 SL 1909
Characidium japuhybense South America 5.5 SL 1949
Characidium kamakan South America 5.5 SL 2015
Characidium lagosantense South America 4.1 SL 1947
Characidium lanei South America 6.5 SL 1967
Characidium laterale South America 3.5 SL 1895
Characidium lauroi South America 7.1 SL 1949
Characidium litorale South America 4.5 SL 2014
Characidium longum South America 3.1 SL 2006
Characidium macrolepidotum South America 6.1 SL 1868
Characidium marshi Central America 4.4 SL 1925
Characidium mirim South America 2.3 SL 2013
Characidium nana South America 2.5 SL 2015
Characidium nupelia South America 3.2 SL 2008
Characidium occidentale South America 4.8 SL 1997
Characidium oiticicai South America 6.8 SL 1967
Characidium orientale South America 5.7 SL 1997
Characidium papachibe South America 2.7 SL 2013
Characidium pellucidum South America 3.4 SL 1909
Characidium phoxocephalum South America 6.8 TL 1912
Characidium pteroides South America 2.8 SL 1909
Characidium pterostictum South America 8.7 SL 1947
Characidium purpuratum South America 5.3 SL 1882
Characidium rachovii South America 4.3 SL 1913
Characidium roesseli South America 3.1 SL 1965
Characidium samurai Sout America 4.7 SL 2014
Characidium sanctjohanni South America 4.7 SL 1960
Characidium satoi South America 4.4 SL 2015
Characidium schindleri South America 6.7 SL 2001
Characidium schubarti South America 51.3 SL 1955
Characidium serrano South America 5.4 SL 1997
Characidium steindachneri South America 4.1 SL 1878
Characidium stigmosum South America 4.3 SL 2002
Characidium summus South America 4.2 SL 2015
Characidium tenue South America 5.6 SL 1894
Characidium timbuiense South America 5.7 SL 1946
Characidium vestigipinne South America 5.1 SL 2000
Characidium vidali South America 6.4 SL 1967
Characidium xanthopterum South America 4.7 SL 2008
Characidium xavante South America 2.8 SL 2008
Characidium zebra South America 7.4 SL 1909
Crenuchus spilurus Sailfin tetra South America 5.7 TL 1863
Elachocharax geryi South America 1.9 SL 1978
Elachocharax junki South America 2.3 SL 1971
Elachocharax mitopterus South America 1.4 SL 1986
Elachocharax pulcher South America 2.2 SL 1927
Geryichthys sterbai South America 3 SL 1997
Klausewitzia ritae South America 2.5 SL 1965
Leptocharacidium omospilus South America 7.0 SL 1993
Melanocharacidium auroradiatum South America 4.3 SL 1994
Melanocharacidium blennioides South America 5.5 SL 1909
Melanocharacidium compressus South America 3.1 SL 1993
Melanocharacidium depressum South America 3.4 TL 1993
Melanocharacidium dispilomma South America 5 TL 1993
Melanocharacidium melanopteron South America 7.2 SL 1993
Melanocharacidium nigrum South America 6.7 SL 1993
Melanocharacidium pectorale South America 4.4 TL 1993
Melanocharacidium rex South America 9.9 SL 1958
Microcharacidium eleotrioides South America 2.1 SL 1960
Microcharacidium geryi South America 2.4 SL 1997
Microcharacidium gnomus South America 2.2 SL 1993
Microcharacidium weitzmani South America 1.2 SL 1993
Odontocharacidium aphanes Green dwarf tetra South America 1.7 SL 1977
Poecilocharax bovalii South America 4.7 TL 1909
Poecilocharax weitzmani Black morpho tetra South America 4 TL 1965
Skiotocharax meizon South America 3.2 SL 2000



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