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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Characiformes
Family: Lebiasinidae Pencilfishes
Subfamily: Pyrrhulininae
Genus: Nannostomus

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South America
Max. Length 1.6 cm SL
Nannostomus anduzei Fernandez & Weitzman, 1987

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus anduzei
[]



South America
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL
Nannostomus beckfordi Günther, 1872

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus beckfordi
[Golden pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Nannostomus bifasciatus Hoedeman, 1954

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Nannostomus bifasciatus
[Whiteside pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 2.4 cm SL
Nannostomus britskii Weitzman, 1978

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus britskii
[Spotstripe pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Nannostomus digrammus (Fowler, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus digrammus
[Twostripe pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Nannostomus eques Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus eques
[Brown pencilfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Nannostomus erythrurus
[]



South America
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Nannostomus espei (Meinken, 1956)

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Nannostomus espei
[Barred pencilfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Nannostomus grandis
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Nannostomus harrisoni (Eigenmann, 1909)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus harrisoni
[Blackstripe pencilfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Nannostomus limatus
[Elegant pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Nannostomus marginatus Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus marginatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Nannostomus marilynae Weitzman & Cobb, 1975

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus marilynae
[Greenstripe pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 2.3 cm SL
Nannostomus minimus Eigenmann, 1909

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus minimus
[Least pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Nannostomus mortenthaleri Paepke & Arendt, 2001

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus mortenthaleri
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Nannostomus nigrotaeniatus Zarske, 2013

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus nigrotaeniatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Nannostomus nitidus Weitzman, 1978

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Nannostomus nitidus
[Shining pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Nannostomus rubrocaudatus Zarske, 2009

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Nannostomus rubrocaudatus
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Nannostomus trifasciatus Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Appleby, C.
 
Nannostomus trifasciatus
[Threestripe pencilfish]



South America
Max. Length 3.8 cm SL
Nannostomus unifasciatus Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Appleby, C.
 
Nannostomus unifasciatus
[Oneline pencilfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Nannostomus anduzei South America 1.6 SL 1987
Nannostomus beckfordi Golden pencilfish South America 6.5 SL 1872
Nannostomus bifasciatus Whiteside pencilfish South America 3.4 SL 1954
Nannostomus britskii Spotstripe pencilfish South America 2.4 SL 1978
Nannostomus digrammus Twostripe pencilfish South America 2.8 SL 1913
Nannostomus eques Brown pencilfish South America 5 TL 1876
Nannostomus erythrurus South America 2.9 SL 1909
Nannostomus espei Barred pencilfish South America 4 TL 1956
Nannostomus grandis South America 4.6 SL 2011
Nannostomus harrisoni Blackstripe pencilfish South America 4.5 SL 1909
Nannostomus limatus Elegant pencilfish South America 3.6 SL 1978
Nannostomus marginatus South America 3.5 TL 1909
Nannostomus marilynae Greenstripe pencilfish South America 5 TL 1975
Nannostomus minimus Least pencilfish South America 2.3 SL 1909
Nannostomus mortenthaleri South America 2.9 SL 2001
Nannostomus nigrotaeniatus South America 3.3 SL 2013
Nannostomus nitidus Shining pencilfish South America 3.5 SL 1978
Nannostomus rubrocaudatus South America 2.6 SL 2009
Nannostomus trifasciatus Threestripe pencilfish South America 3.6 SL 1876
Nannostomus unifasciatus Oneline pencilfish South America 3.8 SL 1876



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