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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Curimatidae
Genus: Curimatopsis
Steindachner, 1876

Curimatopsis is a genus of small South American fish in the family Curimatidae.[1] They are native to freshwater habitats in the Amazon, Orinoco and Paraguay basins, as well as river of the Guianas.[2]


There are currently 9 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). Species of Curimatopsis in FishBase. October 2017 version.
  2. ^ a b c d Melo, B.F.; and C. Oliveira (2017). "Three new species of Curimatopsis (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the Amazon basin". Journal of Fish Biology. 91 (2): 528–544. doi:10.1111/jfb.13360. 
  3. ^ Melo, B.F., Vari, R.P. & Oliveira, C. (2016): Curimatopsis maculosa, a new species from the Rio Tapajós, Amazon basin, Brazil (Teleostei: Curimatidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 27 (4): 303-308.