Cynodon (fish)

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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Cynodontidae
Genus: Cynodon
(Spix & Agassiz, 1829)

Cynodon is a genus of dogtooth characins from tropical South America, including the Amazon and Orinoco basins, and rivers in the Guianas.[1][2][3] These predatory fish reach up to 32.2 cm (1.06 ft) in length.[1][2] They are piscivorous.[3]


There are currently three described species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2011). Species of Cynodon in FishBase. October 2011 version.
  2. ^ a b c Toledo-Piza, M. (2000). The Neotropical fish subfamily Cynodontinae (Teleostei: Ostariophysi: Characiformes): a phylogenetic study and a revision of Cynodon and Rhaphiodon. Am. Mus. Novit. 3286:1-88.
  3. ^ a b OPEFE: Cyanodon. Retrieved 13 January 2017.