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Cyphocharax voga
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Curimatidae
Genus: Cyphocharax
Fowler, 1906
Type species
Curimatus spilurus
Günther, 1864

Curimatoides Fowler, 1940
Hemicurimata Myers, 1929
Xyrocharax Fowler, 1914

Cyphocharax is a genus of fish in the family Curimatidae native to South America.


There are currently 41 recognized species in this genus:


  1. ^ Wosiacki, W.B. & Miranda, D.P.d.S. (2014): Description of a New Small Species of the Genus Cyphocharax (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the Lower Amazon Basin. Copeia, 2013 (4): 627-633.
  2. ^ Vari, R.P., Sidlauskas, B.L. & Le Bail, P.-Y. (2012): New species of Cyphocharax (Ostariophysi: Characiformes: Curimatidae) from Suriname and French Guiana and a discussion of curimatid diversity on the Guiana Shield Cybium, 36 (1): 63-69.
  3. ^ a b Dutra, G.M., Penido, I.d.S., Mello, G.C.G.d. & Pessali, T.C. (2016): Two new species of Cyphocharax (Teleostei: Characiformes: Curimatidae) from headwaters of the Jequitinhonha and São Francisco river basins, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Zootaxa, 4103 (2): 154-164.
  4. ^ Melo, B.F. & Vari, R.P. (2014): New species of Cyphocharax (Characiformes: Curimatidae) from the upper rio Negro, Amazon basin. Neotropical Ichthyology, 12 (2): 327-332.