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Family: Callichthyidae Callichthyid armored catfishes
Subfamily: Callichthyinae


(See list of species below)



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17 species (see list below)

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Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Callichthys callichthys (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Callichthys callichthys
[Cascarudo]

Photo by Romàn-Valencia, C.

South America
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL
Callichthys fabricioi Román-Valencia, Lehmann A. & Muñoz, 1999

Photo by Romàn-Valencia, C.
 
Callichthys fabricioi
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Callichthys oibaensis
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Callichthys serralabium
[]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL
Dianema longibarbis Cope, 1872

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Dianema longibarbis
[Porthole catfish]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Dianema urostriatum (Miranda Ribeiro, 1912)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Dianema urostriatum
[Flagtail catfish]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 26.3 cm TL
Hoplosternum littorale (Hancock, 1828)

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Hoplosternum littorale
[Atipa]

Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.

South America
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL
Hoplosternum magdalenae Eigenmann, 1913

Photo by Olaya-Nieto, C.W.
 
Hoplosternum magdalenae
[Striped hoplo]

Photo by JJPhoto

Central and South America
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL
Hoplosternum punctatum Meek & Hildebrand, 1916

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Hoplosternum punctatum
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Lepthoplosternum altamazonicum
[]

Photo by Habluetzel, P.

South America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Lepthoplosternum beni Reis, 1997

Photo by Habluetzel, P.
 
Lepthoplosternum beni
[]

Photo by Landines, M.

South America
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Lepthoplosternum pectorale (Boulenger, 1895)

Photo by Landines, M.
 
Lepthoplosternum pectorale
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Lepthoplosternum stellatum
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Lepthoplosternum tordilho
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Lepthoplosternum ucamara
[]

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

South America
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Megalechis picta (Müller & Troschel, 1849)

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Megalechis picta
[Spotted hoplo]

Photo by JJPhoto

South America
Max. Length 12.4 cm SL
Megalechis thoracata (Valenciennes, 1840)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Megalechis thoracata
[]
17 Species of Family Callichthyidae
(Callichthyid armored catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Callichthys callichthys Cascarudo South America 17 SL
1999 Callichthys fabricioi South America 12.5 SL
2006 Callichthys oibaensis South America
2004 Callichthys serralabium South America 15.8 SL
1872 Dianema longibarbis Porthole catfish South America 8.2 SL
1912 Dianema urostriatum Flagtail catfish South America 8.4 SL
1828 Hoplosternum littorale Atipa South America 26.3 TL
1913 Hoplosternum magdalenae Striped hoplo South America 11.5 SL
1916 Hoplosternum punctatum Central and South America 7.7 SL
1997 Lepthoplosternum altamazonicum South America 5 SL
1997 Lepthoplosternum beni South America 5 SL
1895 Lepthoplosternum pectorale South America 6.0 SL
2005 Lepthoplosternum stellatum South America 4.6 SL
1997 Lepthoplosternum tordilho South America 4.6 SL
2005 Lepthoplosternum ucamara South America 4.6 SL
1849 Megalechis picta Spotted hoplo South America 15.5 SL
1840 Megalechis thoracata South America 12.4 SL



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