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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Hypostominae
Genus: Leporacanthicus

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South America
Max. Length 21.1 cm SL
Leporacanthicus galaxias Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989

Photo by Photo by Scholtz, D.
 
Leporacanthicus galaxias
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South America
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Leporacanthicus heterodon Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989

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Leporacanthicus heterodon
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South America
Max. Length 9.8 cm SL
Leporacanthicus joselimai Isbrücker & Nijssen, 1989

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Leporacanthicus joselimai
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South America
Max. Length 24.7 cm SL
Leporacanthicus triactis Isbrücker, Nijssen & Nico, 1992

Photo by Photo by Mikolji, I.
 
Leporacanthicus triactis
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Leporacanthicus galaxias South America 21.1 SL 1989
Leporacanthicus heterodon South America 16 TL 1989
Leporacanthicus joselimai South America 9.8 SL 1989
Leporacanthicus triactis South America 24.7 SL 1992



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