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Class: Teleostei
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Loricariinae
Genus: Farlowella

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Farlowella acus Whiptail catfish South America 16 SL 1853
Farlowella altocorpus South America 17.0 SL 2006
Farlowella amazonum South America 22.5 SL 1864
Farlowella colombiensis South America 16 SL 1997
Farlowella curtirostra South America 15 SL 1942
Farlowella gianetii South America 12.1 SL 2016
Farlowella gracilis South America 25.5 TL 1904
Farlowella hahni South America 20.1 SL 1937
Farlowella hasemani South America 17 SL 1917
Farlowella henriquei South America 16.5 SL 1918
Farlowella isbruckeri South America 13.4 SL 1997
Farlowella jauruensis South America 13.1 SL 1917
Farlowella knerii South America 16.2 SL 1882
Farlowella mariaelenae South America 17 SL 1964
Farlowella martini South America 19.3 SL 1972
Farlowella mitoupibo South America 21.0 SL 2016
Farlowella nattereri South America 26.5 SL 1910
Farlowella odontotumulus South America 17.5 SL 1997
Farlowella oxyrryncha South America 23 SL 1853
Farlowella paraguayensis South America 17.5 SL 1997
Farlowella platorynchus South America 19.4 SL 1997
Farlowella reticulata South America 15.3 SL 1971
Farlowella rugosa South America 21.4 SL 1971
Farlowella schreitmuelleri South America 18.1 SL 1937
Farlowella smithi South America 10 SL 1913
Farlowella taphorni South America 13.5 SL 1997
Farlowella venezuelensis South America 19.8 SL 1964
Farlowella vittata South America 22.5 SL 1942
Farlowella wuyjugu South America 14.5 SL 2023
Farlowella yarigui South America 11.2 SL 2014

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