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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Ancistrinae
Genus: Hypancistrus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Hypancistrus contradens South America 2007
Hypancistrus debilittera South America 2007
Hypancistrus furunculus South America 2007
Hypancistrus inspector South America 12.6 SL 2002
Hypancistrus lunaorum South America 2007
Hypancistrus margaritatus South America 4.6 SL 2016
Hypancistrus phantasma South America 12.3 SL 2016
Hypancistrus zebra South America 7 TL 1991



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