Species in Paraguay
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Species Name Family Habitat Length (cm) Trophic Level Status
Abramites hypselonotus Marbled headstander Anostomidae pelagic 2.9 native
Acestrorhynchus pantaneiro Acestrorhynchidae benthopelagic 4.3 native
Aequidens plagiozonatus Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Ancistrus claro Loricariidae demersal 2.3 endemic
Ancistrus cuiabae Loricariidae demersal 2.1 endemic
Ancistrus dubius Loricariidae demersal 2.1 native
Ancistrus hoplogenys Loricariidae demersal 2.0 native
Ancistrus pirareta Loricariidae demersal 2.0 native
Aphyocharax dentatus Characidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Aphyocharax gracilis Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Aphyocharax nattereri Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Aphyocharax rathbuni Redflank bloodfin Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Apistogramma borellii Umbrella cichlid Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Apistogramma commbrae Corumba cichlid Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Apistogramma inconspicua Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Apistogramma trifasciata Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Apteronotus caudimaculosus Apteronotidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Apteronotus ellisi Apteronotidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Astronotus crassipinnis Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Astyanacinus moorii Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Astyanax asuncionensis Characidae benthopelagic 2.7 native
Astyanax lineatus Characidae benthopelagic 2.7 native
Astyanax marionae Characidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Astyanax paraguayensis Characidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Astyanax pellegrini Characidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Astyanax pirapuan Characidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Austrolebias monstrosus Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Austrolebias paranaensis Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Austrolebias patriciae Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Austrolebias vandenbergi Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Batrochoglanis melanurus Pseudopimelodidae demersal 3.6 native
Brachychalcinus retrospina Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Brochiloricaria macrodon Loricariidae demersal 2.3 native
Brycon hilarii Bryconidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Bryconamericus exodon Characidae benthopelagic 2.7 native
Bryconamericus stramineus Characidae benthopelagic 2.7 native
Bryconamericus thomasi Characidae benthopelagic 2.6 native
Bujurquina oenolaemus Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Bujurquina vittata Banded acara Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Bunocephalus doriae Aspredinidae demersal 3.1 native
Catathyridium lorentzii Achiridae demersal 3.3 native
Catoprion mento Wimple piranha Serrasalmidae pelagic 3.2 native
Cetopsis gobioides Cetopsidae demersal 3.6 native
Chaetobranchopsis australis Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Characidium nupelia Crenuchidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Characidium rachovii Crenuchidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Charax leticiae Characidae benthopelagic 3.7 native
Charax stenopterus Characidae benthopelagic 3.7 native
Cichlasoma dimerus Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Clupeacharax anchoveoides Triportheidae pelagic 3.0 native
Cnesterodon raddai Poeciliidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Corydoras areio Callichthyidae demersal 3.0 native
Corydoras aurofrenatus Callichthyidae demersal 3.0 native
Corydoras britskii Britski's catfish Callichthyidae demersal 2.9 native
Corydoras ellisae Callichthyidae demersal 3.0 native
Corydoras isbrueckeri Callichthyidae demersal 3.0 native
Corydoras paragua Callichthyidae demersal 3.0 native
Corydoras paucerna Callichthyidae demersal 3.0 native
Corydoras polystictus Callichthyidae demersal 2.9 native
Creagrutus meridionalis Characidae benthopelagic 2.4 native
Creagrutus paraguayensis Characidae benthopelagic 2.4 native
Crenicichla lepidota Pike cichlid Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.6 native
Crenicichla semifasciata Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Crenicichla vittata Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Ctenobrycon alleni Characidae pelagic 2.8 native
Curculionichthys coxipone Loricariidae demersal 2.8 native
Curculionichthys paresi Loricariidae demersal 2.8 native
Curimatella dorsalis Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.2 native
Curimatopsis myersi Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.6 native
Cynopotamus argenteus Characidae benthopelagic 4.1 native
Cynopotamus kincaidi Characidae benthopelagic 4.1 native
Cyphocharax gillii Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Cyphocharax modestus Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Cyphocharax platanus Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Cyphocharax spilotus Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.1 native
Cyphocharax voga Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Eigenmannia desantanai Sternopygidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Eigenmannia trilineata Sternopygidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Engraulisoma taeniatum Triportheidae pelagic 3.0 native
Entomocorus radiosus Auchenipteridae pelagic 3.3 native
Epapterus dispilurus Auchenipteridae demersal 4.2 native
Farlowella isbruckeri Loricariidae demersal 2.4 native
Farlowella jauruensis Loricariidae demersal 2.5 native
Farlowella paraguayensis Loricariidae demersal 2.4 native
Galeocharax humeralis Characidae benthopelagic 4.2 native
Gasteropelecus sternicla River hatchetfish Gasteropelecidae pelagic 3.3 native
Gymnocorymbus ternetzi Black tetra Characidae pelagic 3.1 native
Gymnogeophagus balzanii Argentine humphead Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Gymnotus inaequilabiatus Gymnotidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Gymnotus paraguensis Gymnotidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Hemigrammus durbinae Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hemigrammus lunatus Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hemigrammus machadoi Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hemigrammus mahnerti Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hemigrammus marginatus Characidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Hemigrammus tridens Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hemigrammus ulreyi Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hemiodontichthys acipenserinus Loricariidae demersal 3.3 native
Hemiodus orthonops Hemiodontidae benthopelagic 2.6 native
Hisonotus maculipinnis Loricariidae benthopelagic 2.2 native
Hisonotus nigricauda Loricariidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Homodiaetus anisitsi Trichomycteridae demersal 3.8 native
Hyphessobrycon anisitsi Buenos Aires tetra Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon elachys Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Hyphessobrycon eques Jewel tetra Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi Black neon tetra Characidae benthopelagic 2.9 endemic
Hyphessobrycon luetkenii Characidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Hyphessobrycon megalopterus Black phantom tetra Characidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Hyphessobrycon melanostichos Characidae benthopelagic 2.9 native
Hyphessobrycon moniliger Characidae pelagic 2.9 native
Hypoptopoma inexspectatum Loricariidae demersal 2.0 native
Hypostomus basilisko Loricariidae demersal 2.1 native
Hypostomus careopinnatus Loricariidae demersal 2.6 native
Hypostomus khimaera Loricariidae demersal 2.2 native
Hypostomus paranensis Loricariidae demersal 2.2 native
Hypostomus peckoltoides Loricariidae demersal 2.3 native
Hypostomus perdido Loricariidae demersal 2.2 native
Iheringichthys megalops Pimelodidae demersal 3.9 native
Imparfinis stictonotus Heptapteridae demersal 3.1 native
Ituglanis eichorniarum Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Ituglanis herberti Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Jupiaba acanthogaster Characidae benthopelagic 2.9 native
Knodus chapadae Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Knodus geryi Characidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Knodus moenkhausii Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Laetacara dorsigera Redbreast acara Cichlidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Lepidosiren paradoxa South American lungfish Lepidosirenidae demersal 3.1 native
Leporinus macrocephalus Anostomidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Leporinus obtusidens Anostomidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Leporinus striatus Anostomidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Lepthoplosternum pectorale Callichthyidae demersal 3.0 native
Loricaria apeltogaster Loricariidae demersal 2.2 native
Loricaria holmbergi Loricariidae demersal 2.5 native
Loricaria luciae Loricariidae demersal 2.3 native
Loricariichthys labialis Loricariidae demersal 2.6 native
Markiana nigripinnis Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Megalancistrus parananus Loricariidae demersal 2.0 native
Megalechis thoracata Callichthyidae demersal 2.9 native
Melanorivulus bororo Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Melanorivulus paresi Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Melanorivulus punctatus Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Mesonauta festivus Flag cichlid Cichlidae benthopelagic 2.5 native
Metynnis cuiaba Serrasalmidae benthopelagic 2.9 native
Metynnis hypsauchen Silver dollar Serrasalmidae pelagic 2.9 native
Metynnis maculatus Spotted metynnis Serrasalmidae pelagic 2.9 native
Metynnis mola Serrasalmidae pelagic 2.9 native
Metynnis otuquensis Serrasalmidae pelagic 2.9 native
Microglanis carlae Pseudopimelodidae demersal 3.2 native
Mimagoniates pulcher Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Mixobrycon ribeiroi Characidae pelagic 3.0 native
Moema heterostigma Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Moenkhausia cosmops Characidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Moenkhausia dichroura Bandtail tetra Characidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Moenkhausia forestii Characidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Moenkhausia lopesi Characidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Moenkhausia sanctaefilomenae Redeye tetra Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Myloplus levis Serrasalmidae benthopelagic 2.2 native
Myloplus tiete Serrasalmidae benthopelagic 2.2 native
Mylossoma duriventre Serrasalmidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Neofundulus ornatipinnis Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Neofundulus paraguayensis Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Neofundulus parvipinnis Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 endemic
Neofundulus rubrofasciatus Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Ochmacanthus batrachostomus Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 3.6 native
Odontostilbe microcephala Characidae benthopelagic 2.4 native
Odontostilbe paraguayensis Characidae benthopelagic 2.5 native
Odontostilbe pequira Characidae benthopelagic 2.3 native
Oligosarcus bolivianus Characidae benthopelagic 4.0 native
Oligosarcus oligolepis Characidae pelagic 3.8 native
Oligosarcus perdido Characidae demersal 3.8 native
Ossancora eigenmanni Doradidae demersal 2.8 native
Otocinclus bororo Loricariidae demersal 2.4 native
Otocinclus vittatus Loricariidae demersal 2.5 native
Otothyropsis piribebuy Loricariidae demersal 2.5 native
Pachyurus bonariensis La Plata croaker Sciaenidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Pamphorichthys hasemani Poeciliidae pelagic 3.0 native
Papiliolebias bitteri Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Paraloricaria agastor Loricariidae demersal 2.5 native
Paravandellia oxyptera Pantanal parasitic catfish Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Parodon carrikeri Parodontidae benthopelagic 2.3 native
Phalloceros harpagos Poeciliidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Phallotorynus psittakos Poeciliidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Phenacogaster jancupa Characidae benthopelagic 3.4 native
Phenacogaster tegatus Characidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Phenacorhamdia hoehnei Heptapteridae demersal 3.2 native
Piabarchus analis Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Piabarchus torrenticola Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Piabucus melanostoma Iguanodectidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Piaractus mesopotamicus Pacu Serrasalmidae demersal 2.0 native
Pimelodella griffini Heptapteridae demersal 3.4 native
Pimelodella laticeps Heptapteridae demersal 3.5 native
Pimelodella megalura Heptapteridae demersal 3.7 native
Pimelodella mucosa Heptapteridae demersal 3.6 native
Pimelodella notomelas Heptapteridae demersal 3.3 native
Pimelodella parva Heptapteridae demersal 3.1 native
Pimelodella taeniophora Heptapteridae demersal 3.4 native
Pimelodella taenioptera Heptapteridae demersal 3.5 native
Pimelodus ornatus Pimelodidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Pimelodus pantaneiro Pimelodidae demersal 3.3 native
Plagioscion squamosissimus South American silver croaker Sciaenidae benthopelagic 4.3 native
Plagioscion ternetzi Freshwater croaker Sciaenidae benthopelagic 3.9 native
Planaltina myersi Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Plesiolebias glaucopterus Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.1 endemic
Poptella paraguayensis Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Potamoglanis johnsoni Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Potamorhina squamoralevis Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Potamorrhaphis eigenmanni Belonidae pelagic 3.9 native
Potamotrygon brachyura Short-tailed river stingray Potamotrygonidae demersal 3.2 native
Potamotrygon falkneri Largespot river stingray Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Potamotrygon hystrix Porcupine river stingray Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Potamotrygon motoro South American freshwater stingray Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Potamotrygon schuhmacheri Potamotrygonidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Prionobrama paraguayensis Characidae pelagic 3.1 native
Prochilodus lineatus Streaked prochilod Prochilodontidae benthopelagic 2.2 native
Psectrogaster curviventris Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Psellogrammus kennedyi Characidae benthopelagic 3.1 native
Pseudobunocephalus iheringii Aspredinidae demersal 3.1 native
Pseudobunocephalus rugosus Aspredinidae demersal 3.0 native
Pseudocorynopoma doriae Dragonfin tetra Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Pseudohemiodon laticeps Loricariidae demersal 2.2 native
Pseudohemiodon platycephalus Loricariidae demersal 2.4 native
Pseudopimelodus mangurus Pseudopimelodidae demersal 3.9 native
Pseudoplatystoma reticulatum Pimelodidae demersal 4.2 native
Pseudotylosurus angusticeps Belonidae pelagic 4.0 native
Pterobunocephalus depressus Aspredinidae demersal 3.1 native
Pterolebias longipinnis Longfin killie Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Pterolebias phasianus Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Pterygoplichthys ambrosettii Loricariidae demersal 2.0 native
Pyrrhulina australis Lebiasinidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Pyxiloricaria menezesi Loricariidae demersal 2.4 native
Rhaphiodon vulpinus Biara Cynodontidae pelagic 4.5 native
Rineloricaria cacerensis Loricariidae demersal 2.4 native
Rineloricaria hoehnei Loricariidae demersal 2.7 native
Rineloricaria parva Loricariidae demersal 2.5 native
Roeboides descalvadensis Parana scale-eating characin Characidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Roeboides microlepis Characidae benthopelagic 4.0 native
Roeboides prognathus Characidae benthopelagic 4.1 native
Salminus brasiliensis Dorado Bryconidae benthopelagic 3.8 native
Satanoperca pappaterra Pantanal eartheater Cichlidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Schizodon borellii Anostomidae benthopelagic 2.4 native
Schizodon isognathus Anostomidae benthopelagic 2.4 native
Schizodon nasutus Anostomidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Scoloplax dicra Scoloplacidae demersal 3.0 native
Scoloplax distolothrix Scoloplacidae demersal 3.0 native
Scoloplax empousa Pantanal dwarf catfish Scoloplacidae demersal 2.8 native
Serrapinnus calliurus Characidae benthopelagic 2.4 native
Serrapinnus heterodon Characidae pelagic 2.5 native
Serrapinnus kriegi Characidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Serrapinnus microdon Characidae benthopelagic 2.5 native
Serrapinnus notomelas Characidae benthopelagic 2.2 native
Serrasalmus maculatus Serrasalmidae pelagic 4.1 native
Serrasalmus marginatus Serrasalmidae benthopelagic 3.5 native
Spatuloricaria evansii Loricariidae demersal 2.3 native
Spectrolebias chacoensis Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.2 endemic
Steindachnerina biornata Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Steindachnerina brevipinna Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Steindachnerina conspersa Curimatidae benthopelagic 2.0 native
Stenolebias bellus Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.1 endemic
Stenolebias damascenoi Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.1 endemic
Sternopygus macrurus Longtail knifefish Sternopygidae benthopelagic 3.2 native
Sturisoma barbatum Loricariidae demersal 2.3 native
Sturisoma robustum Loricariidae demersal 2.3 native
Tatia neivai Auchenipteridae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Thoracocharax stellatus Spotfin hatchetfish Gasteropelecidae pelagic 3.5 native
Tridentopsis cahuali Trichomycteridae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Trigonectes aplocheiloides Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Trigonectes balzanii Rivulidae benthopelagic 3.3 native
Triportheus nematurus Triportheidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Triportheus pantanensis Triportheidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Triportheus paranensis Tetra Triportheidae benthopelagic 2.8 native
Xenurobrycon macropus Characidae benthopelagic 3.0 native
Xyliphius barbatus Aspredinidae demersal 3.1 native
Zungaro jahu Pimelodidae benthopelagic 4.5 native
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