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Chaetobranchus flavescens.jpg
C. flavescens
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae
Subfamily: Astronotinae
Genus: Chaetobranchus
Heckel, 1840
Type species
Chaetobranchus flavescens
Heckel, 1840

Chaetobranchus is a small genus of cichlid fishes from South America where they are native to the Amazon Basin, Orinoco Basin and rivers in the Guianas.


There are currently two recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). Species of Chaetobranchus in FishBase. February 2013 version.