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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Gasteropelecidae Freshwater hatchetfishes

Genus: Gasteropelecus

(See list of species below)



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3 species (see list below)

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South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Gasteropelecus levis
[Silver hatchetfish]

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

Central and South America
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Gasteropelecus maculatus Steindachner, 1879

Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Gasteropelecus maculatus
[Spotted hatchetfish]

Photo by Anderson,T.

South America
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Gasteropelecus sternicla (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Anderson,T.
 
Gasteropelecus sternicla
[River hatchetfish]
3 Species of Family Gasteropelecidae with Genus Gasteropelecus
(Freshwater hatchetfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1909 Gasteropelecus levis Silver hatchetfish South America 3.5 SL
1879 Gasteropelecus maculatus Spotted hatchetfish Central and South America 6.4 SL
1758 Gasteropelecus sternicla River hatchetfish South America 3.8 SL



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