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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Genus: Pterygoplichthys

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16 species (see list below)

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South America

 
Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii
[]

Photo by Plistil, J.

South America
Max. Length 42 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys anisitsi Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903

Photo by Plistil, J.
 
Pterygoplichthys anisitsi
[Snow pleco]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 70 cm TL

 
Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus
[Vermiculated sailfin catfish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Pterygoplichthys etentaculatus
[]

Photo by Ros, W.

South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps (Kner, 1854)

Photo by Ros, W.
 
Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps
[Leopard pleco]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

South America
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus (Weber, 1991)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 37 cm SL

 
Pterygoplichthys lituratus
[]

Photo by Olson-Ringby, M.

South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus (Hancock, 1828)

Photo by Olson-Ringby, M.
 
Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus
[Orinoco sailfin catfish]

Photo by Ott, G.

South America
Max. Length 42.3 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys pardalis (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Ott, G.
 
Pterygoplichthys pardalis
[Amazon sailfin catfish]

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.

South America
Max. Length 29 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys parnaibae (Weber, 1991)

Photo by Ramos, T.P.A.
 
Pterygoplichthys parnaibae
[]

Photo by James, A.

South America
Max. Length 28.5 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys punctatus (Kner, 1854)

Photo by James, A.
 
Pterygoplichthys punctatus
[Corroncho]

Photo by Cannon, K.

South America
Max. Length 27.5 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys scrophus (Cope, 1874)

Photo by Cannon, K.
 
Pterygoplichthys scrophus
[]

Photo by Mikolji, I.

South America
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys undecimalis (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Pterygoplichthys undecimalis
[]

Photo by Geraskin, A.

South America
Max. Length 19.7 cm SL
Pterygoplichthys weberi Armbruster & Page, 2006

Photo by Geraskin, A.
 
Pterygoplichthys weberi
[]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 27 cm SL

 
Pterygoplichthys xinguensis
[]
No picture found
South America

 
Pterygoplichthys zuliaensis
[]
16 Species of Family Loricariidae with Genus Pterygoplichthys
(Armored catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1893 Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii South America
1903 Pterygoplichthys anisitsi Snow pleco South America 42 TL
1991 Pterygoplichthys disjunctivus Vermiculated sailfin catfish South America 70 TL
1829 Pterygoplichthys etentaculatus South America 30 SL
1854 Pterygoplichthys gibbiceps Leopard pleco South America 50 TL
1991 Pterygoplichthys joselimaianus South America 30.5 SL
1854 Pterygoplichthys lituratus South America 37 SL
1828 Pterygoplichthys multiradiatus Orinoco sailfin catfish South America 50 TL
1855 Pterygoplichthys pardalis Amazon sailfin catfish South America 42.3 SL
1991 Pterygoplichthys parnaibae South America 29 SL
1854 Pterygoplichthys punctatus Corroncho South America 28.5 SL
1874 Pterygoplichthys scrophus South America 27.5 SL
1878 Pterygoplichthys undecimalis South America 50 SL
2006 Pterygoplichthys weberi South America 19.7 SL
1991 Pterygoplichthys xinguensis South America 27 SL
1991 Pterygoplichthys zuliaensis South America



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