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Family: Characidae Characins
Subfamily: Characinae


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91 species (see list below)

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Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL
Acanthocharax microlepis Eigenmann, 1912

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Acanthocharax microlepis
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Acestrocephalus acutus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus acutus
[]

Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.

South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Acestrocephalus anomalus (Steindachner, 1880)

Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Acestrocephalus anomalus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Acestrocephalus boehlkei Menezes, 1977

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus boehlkei
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Acestrocephalus maculosus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus maculosus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Acestrocephalus pallidus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus pallidus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Acestrocephalus sardina (Fowler, 1913)

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus sardina
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A.

South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm TL
Acestrocephalus stigmatus Menezes, 2006

Photo by Menezes, N.A.
 
Acestrocephalus stigmatus
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Bryconexodon juruenae Géry, 1980

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Bryconexodon juruenae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL

 
Bryconexodon trombetasi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Charax apurensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Charax caudimaculatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL

 
Charax condei
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Charax delimai
[]

Photo by Casacuberta, M.

South America
Max. Length 14.4 cm TL
Charax gibbosus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Casacuberta, M.
 
Charax gibbosus
[Glass headstander]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Charax hemigrammus
[]

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.

South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Charax leticiae Lucena, 1987

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.
 
Charax leticiae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Charax macrolepis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Charax metae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL

 
Charax michaeli
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Charax niger
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Charax notulatus
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

South America
Max. Length 10.1 cm SL
Charax pauciradiatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Charax pauciradiatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Charax rupununi
[]

Photo by Loureiro, M.

South America
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Charax stenopterus (Cope, 1894)

Photo by Loureiro, M.
 
Charax stenopterus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Charax tectifer
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Charax unimaculatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus amazonum
[]

Photo by MNHN

South America
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Cynopotamus argenteus (Valenciennes, 1836)

Photo by MNHN
 
Cynopotamus argenteus
[]

Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.

South America
Max. Length 35 cm SL
Cynopotamus atratoensis (Eigenmann, 1907)

Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.
 
Cynopotamus atratoensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus bipunctatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus essequibensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus gouldingi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus juruenae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 25.8 cm TL

 
Cynopotamus kincaidi
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

South America
Max. Length 40 cm SL
Cynopotamus magdalenae (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Cynopotamus magdalenae
[]

Photo by Andrade, M.C.

South America
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Cynopotamus tocantinensis Menezes, 1987

Photo by Andrade, M.C.
 
Cynopotamus tocantinensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 23.7 cm SL

 
Cynopotamus venezuelae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL

 
Cynopotamus xinguano
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Exodon paradoxus Müller & Troschel, 1844

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Exodon paradoxus
[Bucktooth tetra]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 22 cm SL

 
Galeocharax gulo
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL

 
Galeocharax humeralis
[]

Photo by Brito, M.F.G.

South America
Max. Length 33.1 cm SL
Galeocharax knerii (Steindachner, 1879)

Photo by Brito, M.F.G.
 
Galeocharax knerii
[]

Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann

South America
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Phenacogaster apletostigma Lucena & Gama, 2007

Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Phenacogaster apletostigma
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster beni
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Phenacogaster calverti (Fowler, 1941)

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster calverti
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.0 cm SL
Phenacogaster capitulatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster capitulatus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Phenacogaster carteri (Norman, 1934)

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster carteri
[]

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.

South America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Phenacogaster franciscoensis Eigenmann, 1911

Photo by Alves, C.B.M.
 
Phenacogaster franciscoensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster jancupa
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Phenacogaster maculoblongus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster maculoblongus
[]

Photo by Holm, E.

South America
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Phenacogaster megalostictus Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Holm, E.
 
Phenacogaster megalostictus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster microstictus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Phenacogaster napoatilis Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster napoatilis
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Phenacogaster ojitatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster ojitatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster pectinatus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 5.0 cm SL
Phenacogaster prolatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster prolatus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Phenacogaster retropinnus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster retropinnus
[]

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba

South America
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Phenacogaster simulatus Lucena & Malabarba, 2010

Photo by Z.M.S. de Lucena & L.R. Malabarba
 
Phenacogaster simulatus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Phenacogaster suborbitalis
[]

Photo by Froehlich, O./Cavallaro, M.R.

South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Phenacogaster tegatus (Eigenmann, 1911)

Photo by Froehlich, O./Cavallaro, M.R.
 
Phenacogaster tegatus
[]

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y

South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Phenacogaster wayampi Le Bail & Lucena, 2010

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y
 
Phenacogaster wayampi
[]

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y

South America
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL
Phenacogaster wayana Le Bail & Lucena, 2010

Photo by Le Bail, P.-Y
 
Phenacogaster wayana
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Priocharax ariel
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.5 cm SL

 
Priocharax nanus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 1.7 cm SL

 
Priocharax pygmaeus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Roeboexodon geryi
[]

Photo by Andrade, M.C.

South America
Max. Length 12 cm SL
Roeboexodon guyanensis (Puyo, 1948)

Photo by Andrade, M.C.
 
Roeboexodon guyanensis
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Roeboides affinis (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides affinis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Roeboides araguaito
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Roeboides biserialis (Garman, 1890)

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides biserialis
[]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Roeboides bouchellei Fowler, 1923

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Roeboides bouchellei
[Crystal tetra]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Roeboides bussingi
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Roeboides carti
[]

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.

Central and South America
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Roeboides dayi (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Roeboides dayi
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Roeboides descalvadensis Fowler, 1932

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Roeboides descalvadensis
[Parana scale-eating characin]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Roeboides dientonito
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Roeboides dispar
[]

Photo by Brown, C.

Central America
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Roeboides guatemalensis (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Brown, C.
 
Roeboides guatemalensis
[Guatemalan headstander]

Photo by Molina, A.

Central America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Roeboides ilseae Bussing, 1986

Photo by Molina, A.
 
Roeboides ilseae
[]
No picture found
Central America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL

 
Roeboides loftini
[]

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.

South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Roeboides margareteae Lucena, 2003

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Roeboides margareteae
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Roeboides microlepis
[]

Photo by IBAMA

South America
Max. Length 18 cm SL
Roeboides myersii Gill, 1870

Photo by IBAMA
 
Roeboides myersii
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Roeboides numerosus
[]
No picture found
Central and South America
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Roeboides occidentalis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL

 
Roeboides oligistos
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

South America
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL
Roeboides prognathus (Boulenger, 1895)

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Roeboides prognathus
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Roeboides sazimai Lucena, 2007

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides sazimai
[]

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.

South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Roeboides xenodon (Reinhardt, 1851)

Photo by Lucena, C.A.S.
 
Roeboides xenodon
[]
91 Species of Family Characidae
(Characins)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1912 Acanthocharax microlepis South America 8.5 SL
2006 Acestrocephalus acutus South America 10.4 SL
1880 Acestrocephalus anomalus South America 20 SL
1977 Acestrocephalus boehlkei South America 13.5 SL
2006 Acestrocephalus maculosus South America 7.9 SL
2006 Acestrocephalus nigrifasciatus South America 9.3 SL
2006 Acestrocephalus pallidus South America 6.1 SL
1913 Acestrocephalus sardina South America 13.5 SL
2006 Acestrocephalus stigmatus South America 13.5 TL
1980 Bryconexodon juruenae South America 12.5 SL
1991 Bryconexodon trombetasi South America 11.7 SL
1987 Charax apurensis South America 11.8 SL
1987 Charax caudimaculatus South America 9.7 SL
1976 Charax condei South America 5.4 SL
2014 Charax delimai South America 12.1 SL
1758 Charax gibbosus Glass headstander South America 14.4 TL
1912 Charax hemigrammus South America 3.3 SL
1987 Charax leticiae South America 10 SL
1858 Charax macrolepis South America 9.5 SL
1922 Charax metae South America 11 SL
1989 Charax michaeli South America 11.3 SL
1989 Charax niger South America 12.8 SL
1987 Charax notulatus South America 6.3 SL
1864 Charax pauciradiatus South America 10.1 SL
1912 Charax rupununi South America 4.5 SL
1894 Charax stenopterus South America 9.4 SL
1870 Charax tectifer South America 10 SL
1989 Charax unimaculatus South America 8.6 SL
1868 Cynopotamus amazonum South America 17 SL
1836 Cynopotamus argenteus South America 24 SL
1907 Cynopotamus atratoensis South America 35 SL
1909 Cynopotamus bipunctatus South America 17.5 SL
1912 Cynopotamus essequibensis South America 16 SL
1987 Cynopotamus gouldingi South America 16.5 SL
1987 Cynopotamus juruenae South America 8.5 SL
1950 Cynopotamus kincaidi South America 25.8 TL
1879 Cynopotamus magdalenae South America 40 SL
1987 Cynopotamus tocantinensis South America 21 SL
1944 Cynopotamus venezuelae South America 23.7 SL
2007 Cynopotamus xinguano South America 15.2 TL
1844 Exodon paradoxus Bucktooth tetra South America 7.5 SL
1870 Galeocharax gulo South America 22 SL
1834 Galeocharax humeralis South America 30.5 TL
1879 Galeocharax knerii South America 33.1 SL
2007 Phenacogaster apletostigma South America 4.1 SL
1911 Phenacogaster beni South America 3.7 SL
1941 Phenacogaster calverti South America 8 TL
2010 Phenacogaster capitulatus South America 4.0 SL
1934 Phenacogaster carteri South America 4 SL
1911 Phenacogaster franciscoensis South America 4.2 SL
1995 Phenacogaster jancupa South America 4.7 SL
2010 Phenacogaster maculoblongus South America 4.5 SL
1909 Phenacogaster megalostictus South America 3.7 SL
1909 Phenacogaster microstictus South America 4.2 SL
2010 Phenacogaster napoatilis South America 4.8 SL
2010 Phenacogaster ojitatus South America 3.6 SL
1870 Phenacogaster pectinatus South America 4.5 SL
2010 Phenacogaster prolatus South America 5.0 SL
2010 Phenacogaster retropinnus South America 5.1 SL
2010 Phenacogaster simulatus South America 4.3 SL
1936 Phenacogaster suborbitalis South America 5.5 SL
1911 Phenacogaster tegatus South America 3.5 SL
2010 Phenacogaster wayampi South America 4.8 SL
2010 Phenacogaster wayana South America 4.7 SL
1987 Priocharax ariel South America 1.5 SL
2014 Priocharax nanus South America 1.5 SL
1987 Priocharax pygmaeus South America 1.7 SL
1960 Roeboexodon geryi South America 15 SL
1948 Roeboexodon guyanensis South America 12 SL
1868 Roeboides affinis South America 11 SL
2003 Roeboides araguaito South America 11.1 SL
1890 Roeboides biserialis South America 4.8 SL
1923 Roeboides bouchellei Crystal tetra Central America 8.2 SL
2013 Roeboides bussingi Central America 9.3 SL
2000 Roeboides carti Central America 8.3 SL
1878 Roeboides dayi Central and South America 12.7 SL
1932 Roeboides descalvadensis Parana scale-eating characin South America 8.9 SL
1944 Roeboides dientonito South America 6.8 SL
2001 Roeboides dispar South America 8.1 SL
1864 Roeboides guatemalensis Guatemalan headstander Central America 13 SL
1986 Roeboides ilseae Central America 7.6 SL
2011 Roeboides loftini Central America 7.5 SL
2003 Roeboides margareteae South America 18.5 SL
1851 Roeboides microlepis South America 20 SL
1870 Roeboides myersii South America 18 SL
2000 Roeboides numerosus South America 6.1 SL
1916 Roeboides occidentalis Central and South America 13 SL
2000 Roeboides oligistos South America 7 SL
1895 Roeboides prognathus South America 18.5 SL
2007 Roeboides sazimai South America 8.4 SL
1851 Roeboides xenodon South America 8.2 SL



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