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Family: Cetopsidae Whale catfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cetopsidium ferreirai South America 3.7 SL 2005
Cetopsidium minutum South America 4.9 SL 1912
Cetopsidium morenoi South America 4.3 SL 1972
Cetopsidium orientale South America 5.8 SL 2003
Cetopsidium pemon South America 4.3 SL 2005
Cetopsidium roae South America 4.1 SL 2005
Cetopsidium soniae South America 3.6 SL 2009
Cetopsis amphiloxa South America 18.8 SL 1914
Cetopsis arcana South America 9 SL 2005
Cetopsis baudoensis South America 18.7 SL 1960
Cetopsis caiapo South America 6.9 SL 2005
Cetopsis candiru South America 26.3 SL 1829
Cetopsis coecutiens South America 27.3 TL 1819
Cetopsis fimbriata South America 10.3 SL 2005
Cetopsis gobioides South America 10.9 SL 1858
Cetopsis jurubidae South America 9 SL 1944
Cetopsis montana South America 11.9 SL 2005
Cetopsis motatanensis South America 15.5 SL 1944
Cetopsis oliveirai South America 3.6 SL 1994
Cetopsis orinoco South America 9.4 SL 1944
Cetopsis othonops South America 11 SL 1912
Cetopsis parma South America 17 SL 2001
Cetopsis pearsoni South America 11.4 SL 2005
Cetopsis plumbea South America 11.8 SL 1882
Cetopsis sandrae South America 7.5 SL 2005
Cetopsis sarcodes South America 6.9 SL 2005
Cetopsis starnesi South America 9.7 SL 2005
Cetopsis umbrosa South Americ 5.4 SL 2005
Denticetopsis epa South America 4.7 SL 2005
Denticetopsis iwokrama South America 4.3 SL 2005
Denticetopsis macilenta South America 6.7 SL 1912
Denticetopsis praecox South America 5.3 SL 1991
Denticetopsis royeroi South America 1.8 SL 1996
Denticetopsis sauli South America 2.1 SL 1996
Denticetopsis seducta South America 5.1 SL 2005
Helogenes castaneus South America 4.7 SL 1960
Helogenes gouldingi South America 4.7 SL 1986
Helogenes marmoratus South America 7.9 SL 1863
Helogenes uruyensis South America 4.3 SL 1967
Paracetopsis atahualpa South America 2005
Paracetopsis bleekeri South America 24.2 SL 1862
Paracetopsis esmeraldas South America 18.8 SL 2005



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cfm script by eagbayani, 30.11.04, ,  php script by cmilitante, 05/11/2010 ,  last modified by cmilitante, 14/03/2013