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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Callichthyidae Callichthyid armored catfishes
Subfamily: Callichthyinae
Genus: Hoplosternum

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3 species (see list below)

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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
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3 Species of Family Callichthyidae with Genus Hoplosternum
(Callichthyid armored catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
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



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