Charax (genus)

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Lambari-transparente (Charax stenopterus).jpg
Charax stenopterus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Subfamily: Characinae
Genus: Charax
Scopoli, 1777
Type species
Salmo gibbosus
Linnaeus, 1758[1]

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Charax is a genus containing several species of South American tetras, including the glass headstander, C. gibbosus. These fish, among other characteristics, are small and have a rhomboid shape. Some species are semi-translucent.


There are currently 16 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ a b Menezes, N.A. & Lucena, C.A.S.d. (2014): A taxonomic review of the species of Charax Scopoli, 1777 (Teleostei: Characidae: Characinae) with description of a new species from the rio Negro bearing superficial neuromasts on body scales, Amazon basin, Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 12 (2): 193-228.