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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osmeriformes
Family: Galaxiidae
Genus: Aplochiton
Jenyns, 1842

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Aplochiton is a genus of osmeriform fish of the family Galaxiidae native to South America and the Falklands Islands.


FishBase lists two recognized species in this genus (as of 2012):[1]

Other sources also recognize Aplochiton marinus.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Aplochiton in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  2. ^ World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996 Aplochiton marinus. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species v. 2011.2. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded 15 April 2012.