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Semaprochilodus insignis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Prochilodontidae
Genus: Semaprochilodus
Fowler, 1941

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Semaprochilodus is a genus of South American freshwater fish in the family Prochilodontidae. They have sometimes been included in the genus Prochilodus instead. Of the six species, three are from the Amazon Basin, two from the Orinoco Basin and a single from the Maroni Basin. Depending on the exact species, they reach a maximum length of 27–44 centimetres (11–17 in).[1]

They support important fisheries and based on a review by IBAMA, they are the second (after Brachyplatystoma vaillantii) most caught fish by weight in the Brazilian Amazon.[2]


FishBase recognizes the following species in the genus:[1]


  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2017). Species of Semaprochilodus in FishBase. March 2017 version.
  2. ^ Araujo-Lima, C.A.R.M.; and M.L. Ruffino (2003). Migratory Fishes of the Brazilian Amazon. Pp. 233—302 in: Carolsfeld, J.; B. Harvey; C. Ross; and A. Baer (editors). Migratory Fishes of South America. ISBN 0-9683958-2-12

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