Parodontidae

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Parodontidae
Apareiodon affinis.jpg
Apareiodon affinis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Suborder: Characoidei
Superfamily: Parodontoidea
Family: Parodontidae
Genera

Apareiodon
Parodon
Saccodon

The Parodontidae are a family of fresh water fish of the order Characiformes.[1] The three genera include more than 30 species, though several are undescribed.[1] These fish are generally benthic and live in mountain streams of eastern Panama and South America.[1] It was formerly considered a subfamily of the family Hemiodontidae.[1]

See also[edit]

Characiformes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Nelson, Joseph, S. (2006). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. ISBN 0-471-25031-7.