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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Characidae
Genus: Gephyrocharax
C. H. Eigenmann, 1912
Type species
Gephyrocharax chocoensis
C. H. Eigenmann, 1912

Gephyrocharax is a genus of characins found in South America and Panama.[1]


There are currently 11 recognized species in this genus:[2]


  1. ^ Thomaz, A.T., Arcila, D., Ortí, G. & Malabarba, L.R. (2015): Molecular phylogeny of the subfamily Stevardiinae Gill, 1858 (Characiformes: Characidae): classification and the evolution of reproductive traits. BMC Evolutionary Biology, (2015) 15: 146.
  2. ^ Vanegas-Ríos, J.A. (2016): Taxonomic review of the Neotropical genus Gephyrocharax Eigenmann, 1912 (Characiformes, Characidae, Stevardiinae). Zootaxa, 4100 (1): 1-92.
  3. ^ Vanegas-Ríos, J.A., Azpelicueta, M.d.l.M., Mirande, J.M. & García Gonzales, M.D. (2013): Gephyrocharax torresi (Characiformes: Characidae: Stevardiinae), a new species from the río Cascajales basin, río Magdalena system, Colombia. Neotropical Ichthyology, 11 (2): 275-284.