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Temporal range: Early Cretaceous–Recent
Abramites hypselonotus.jpg
Abramites hypselonotus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Anostomidae
Genus: Abramites
Fowler, 1906

Abramites is a genus of headstanders that occurs in South America.[1] Both species swim in a head down position, due to their feeding habits in the wild.[2]


Species Adult Size
Abramites hypselonotus 14 cm (5.5 in)
Abramites eques 15 cm (5.9 in)


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-07. Retrieved 2009-05-20. 
  2. ^ Aquarium Fish The visual guide to more than 500 marine and freshwater varieties, by Dick Mills.