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

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2 species (see list below)

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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
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2 Species of Family Callichthyidae with Genus Megalechis
(Callichthyid armored catfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1849 Megalechis picta Spotted hoplo South America 15.5 SL
1840 Megalechis thoracata South America 12.4 SL



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