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Erythrinus erythrinus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Erythrinidae
Genus: Erythrinus
Scopoli, 1777
Type species
Erythrinus erythrinus
(Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Erythrinus is a genus of relatively small trahiras, freshwater fish from tropical South America.[1]


There are currently two recognized species in this genus,[1] but a possibly undescribed species is known from the lower Paraná basin and Iguazu basin.[2]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). Species of Erythrinus in FishBase. February 2017 version.
  2. ^ Casciotta, Almirón, Ciotek, Giorgis, Říčan, Piálek, Dragová, Croci, Montes Iwaszkiw, and Puentes (2016). Visibilizando lo invisible. Un relevamiento de la diversidad de peces del Parque Nacional Iguazú, Misiones, Argentina. Historia Natural, Tercera Serie, 6(2): 5—77.