From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Subfamily: Cheirodontinae
Genus: Aphyocharax
Günther, 1868

Aphyocharax is a genus of characins from South America, specifically the Amazon, Orinoco, Essequibo, Paraguay and Paraná basins. The 12 currently described species in this genus are:[1]


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