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Potamorhaphis cf guianensis.jpg
P. guianensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Beloniformes
Family: Belonidae
Genus: Potamorrhaphis
Günther, 1866

Potamorrhaphis is a genus of needlefishes native to South America.


There are currently four recognized species in this genus:[1][2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Potamorrhaphis in FishBase. June 2012 version.
  2. ^ a b Sant'Anna, V.B., Delapieve, M.L.S. & Reis, R.E. (2012): A New Species of Potamorrhaphis (Beloniformes: Belonidae) from the Amazon Basin. Copeia, 2012 (4): 663-669.