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Family: Prochilodontidae Flannel-mouth characiforms

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ichthyoelephas humeralis South America 24 SL 1860
Ichthyoelephas longirostris South America 80 TL 1879
Prochilodus argenteus South America 44 SL 1829
Prochilodus brevis Brazilian bocachico South America 32.8 TL 1875
Prochilodus britskii South America 23.8 SL 1993
Prochilodus costatus South America 42 SL 1850
Prochilodus harttii South America 41.3 SL 1875
Prochilodus lacustris South America 34.1 SL 1907
Prochilodus lineatus Streaked prochilod South America 80 TL 1837
Prochilodus magdalenae South America 51 SL 1879
Prochilodus mariae South America 40.6 SL 1922
Prochilodus nigricans Black prochilodus South America 52.5 SL 1829
Prochilodus reticulatus Netted prochilod South America 28 SL 1850
Prochilodus rubrotaeniatus South America 32 SL 1841
Prochilodus vimboides South America 46.5 SL 1859
Semaprochilodus brama South America 54 TL 1850
Semaprochilodus insignis Kissing prochilodus South America 29.5 SL 1841
Semaprochilodus kneri South America 28 SL 1909
Semaprochilodus laticeps South America 44 SL 1879
Semaprochilodus taeniurus Silver prochilodus South America 27.2 SL 1821
Semaprochilodus varii South America 28 SL 1988

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