Prochilodus

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Prochilodus
Prochilodus lineatus.jpg
Prochilodus lineatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Prochilodontidae
Genus: Prochilodus
Agassiz in Spix & Agassiz, 1829
Species

13, see text

Prochilodus is a genus of freshwater fish from the family Prochilodontidae. This family include two other genera, Ichthyoelephas and Semaprochilodus, which have been included in Prochilodus instead. The greatest species richness of Prochilodus is in river basins in eastern, southeastern and southern Brazil, but there are also species in the river basins of the Amazon, Guianas, Colombia, Venezuela, Paraguay and northeastern Argentina. The largest species in the genus reach about 80 centimetres (31 in) in length, but most species barely reach half that size.

Species[edit]

FishBase recognize the following species in the genus:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Prochilodus in FishBase. October 2011 version.

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