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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Characiformes
Family: Triportheidae Hatchet characins
Subfamily: Triportheinae
Genus: Triportheus

(See list of species below)



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18 species
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South America
Max. Length 25.7 cm TL
Triportheus albus Cope, 1872

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Triportheus albus
[]



South America
Max. Length 23.8 cm SL
Triportheus angulatus (Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Triportheus angulatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 25.5 cm SL
Triportheus auritus (Valenciennes, 1850)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Triportheus auritus
[]



South America
Max. Length 21.9 cm SL
Triportheus brachipomus (Valenciennes, 1850)

Photo by Photo by Castro-Lima, F.
 
Triportheus brachipomus
[]



South America
Max. Length 24.5 cm SL
Triportheus culter (Cope, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Villalba, D.O.
 
Triportheus culter
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Triportheus curtus
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 24.2 cm SL
Triportheus elongatus (Günther, 1864)

Photo by Photo by IBAMA
 
Triportheus elongatus
[Elongate hatchetfish]



South America
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL
Triportheus guentheri (Garman, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Bentinho, A.
 
Triportheus guentheri
[]



South America
Max. Length 36 cm SL
Triportheus magdalenae (Steindachner, 1878)

Photo by Photo by Bolivar & Valdelamar
 
Triportheus magdalenae
[]



South America
Max. Length 18.3 cm SL
Triportheus nematurus (Kner, 1858)

Photo by Photo by Equipe de Ictiologia do Nupélia
 
Triportheus nematurus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Triportheus orinocensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Triportheus pantanensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Triportheus paranensis (Günther, 1874)

Photo by Photo by Aguilera, G.
 
Triportheus paranensis
[Tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm SL

 
Triportheus pictus
[]



South America
Max. Length 26.8 cm TL
Triportheus rotundatus (Jardine, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Castro-Lima, F.
 
Triportheus rotundatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Triportheus signatus (Garman, 1890)

Photo by Photo by Bentinho, A.
 
Triportheus signatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Triportheus trifurcatus (Castelnau, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Nunes, J.L.S.
 
Triportheus trifurcatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Triportheus venezuelensis Malabarba, 2004

Photo by Photo by Castro-Lima, F.
 
Triportheus venezuelensis
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Triportheus albus South America 25.7 TL 1872
Triportheus angulatus South America 23.8 SL 1829
Triportheus auritus South America 25.5 SL 1850
Triportheus brachipomus South America 21.9 SL 1850
Triportheus culter South America 24.5 SL 1872
Triportheus curtus South America 10.7 SL 1890
Triportheus elongatus Elongate hatchetfish Central and South America 24.2 SL 1864
Triportheus guentheri South America 13.4 SL 1890
Triportheus magdalenae South America 36 SL 1878
Triportheus nematurus South America 18.3 SL 1858
Triportheus orinocensis South America 13.5 SL 2004
Triportheus pantanensis South America 15.8 SL 2004
Triportheus paranensis Tetra South America 19 SL 1874
Triportheus pictus South America 10.7 SL 1890
Triportheus rotundatus South America 26.8 TL 1841
Triportheus signatus South America 19.5 TL 1890
Triportheus trifurcatus South America 16.5 SL 1855
Triportheus venezuelensis South America 11.9 SL 2004



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