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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Sternopygidae Glass knifefishes

Genus: Sternopygus

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by JJPhoto

Central and South America
Max. Length 44.1 cm TL
Sternopygus aequilabiatus (Humboldt, 1805)

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Sternopygus aequilabiatus
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Photo by Aguirre, W./FMNH

South America
Max. Length 56 cm TL
Sternopygus arenatus (Eydoux & Souleyet, 1850)

Photo by Aguirre, W./FMNH
 
Sternopygus arenatus
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 23.3 cm TL

 
Sternopygus astrabes
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 49.2 cm TL

 
Sternopygus branco
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 19.6 cm TL

 
Sternopygus castroi
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Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.

South America
Max. Length 140.5 cm TL
Sternopygus macrurus (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Sternopygus macrurus
[Longtail knifefish]
No picture found
South America
Max. Length 56 cm TL

 
Sternopygus obtusirostris
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Sternopygus pejeraton
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No picture found
South America
Max. Length 52.5 cm TL

 
Sternopygus xingu
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9 Species of Family Sternopygidae with Genus Sternopygus
(Glass knifefishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1805 Sternopygus aequilabiatus Central and South America 44.1 TL
1850 Sternopygus arenatus South America 56 TL
1994 Sternopygus astrabes South America 23.3 TL
2004 Sternopygus branco South America 49.2 TL
2000 Sternopygus castroi South America 19.6 TL
1801 Sternopygus macrurus Longtail knifefish South America 140.5 TL
1881 Sternopygus obtusirostris South America 56 TL
1949 Sternopygus pejeraton South America 50 TL
1996 Sternopygus xingu South America 52.5 TL



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