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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Loricariidae Armored catfishes
Subfamily: Ancistrinae
Genus: Chaetostoma

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Chaetostoma aburrensis
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Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma alternifasciatum
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Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma anale
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Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma anomalum
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Max. Length 14.0 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma bifurcum
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Max. Length 13.2 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma branickii
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Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma breve
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Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma brevilabiatum
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Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma changae
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Chaetostoma daidalmatos
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Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma dermorhynchum
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Max. Length 8.8 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma dorsale
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Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma dupouii
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Central and South America
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Chaetostoma fischeri Steindachner, 1879

Photo by Photo by Revelo, W. & Laaz, E.
 
Chaetostoma fischeri
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South America
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Chaetostoma formosae Ballen, 2011

Photo by Photo by Ng, H.H.
 
Chaetostoma formosae
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Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma guairense
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Max. Length 16.8 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma jegui
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Chaetostoma joropo
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Max. Length 21.5 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma lepturum
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South America
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Chaetostoma leucomelas Eigenmann, 1918

Photo by Photo by Alvarez, F. / GIUA
 
Chaetostoma leucomelas
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South America
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Chaetostoma lineopunctatum Eigenmann & Allen, 1942

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Chaetostoma lineopunctatum
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Max. Length 14.2 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma loborhynchos
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Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma machiquense
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Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma marginatum
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South America
Max. Length 13.5 cm SL
Chaetostoma marmorescens Eigenmann & Allen, 1942

Photo by Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Chaetostoma marmorescens
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Max. Length 8.9 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma microps
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South America
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Chaetostoma milesi Fowler, 1941

Photo by Photo by Ospina Pabon, J.G.
 
Chaetostoma milesi
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Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma mollinasum
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Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma niveum
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South America
Max. Length 12.6 cm TL
Chaetostoma nudirostre Lütken, 1874

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Chaetostoma nudirostre
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Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma palmeri
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Max. Length 15.8 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma patiae
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Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma paucispinis
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Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma pearsei
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South America
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Chaetostoma sovichthys Schultz, 1944

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Chaetostoma sovichthys
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South America
Max. Length 13.1 cm SL
Chaetostoma spondylus Salcedo & Ortega, 2015

Photo by Photo by Eakins, R.
 
Chaetostoma spondylus
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Max. Length 20.5 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma stannii
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Chaetostoma stroumpoulos
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South America
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Chaetostoma tachiraense Schultz, 1944

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Chaetostoma tachiraense
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South America
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Chaetostoma taczanowskii Steindachner, 1882

Photo by Photo by Galtier Delbosc, M.
 
Chaetostoma taczanowskii
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Max. Length 10.1 cm TL

 
Chaetostoma thomsoni
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Max. Length 16 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma trimaculineum
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South America
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Chaetostoma vagum Fowler, 1943

Photo by Photo by Giraldo, C.
 
Chaetostoma vagum
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Max. Length 18.7 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma vasquezi
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Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma venezuelae
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Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Chaetostoma yurubiense
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chaetostoma aburrensis South America 1909
Chaetostoma alternifasciatum South America 15.3 SL 1945
Chaetostoma anale South America 16 SL 1943
Chaetostoma anomalum South America 16 TL 1903
Chaetostoma bifurcum South America 14.0 SL 2015
Chaetostoma branickii South America 13.2 SL 1881
Chaetostoma breve South America 30 TL 1904
Chaetostoma brevilabiatum South America 11.9 SL 1942
Chaetostoma changae South America 7.6 SL 2006
Chaetostoma daidalmatos South America 2006
Chaetostoma dermorhynchum South America 25 TL 1887
Chaetostoma dorsale South America 8.8 SL 1922
Chaetostoma dupouii South America 7.9 SL 1945
Chaetostoma fischeri Central and South America 30 TL 1879
Chaetostoma formosae South America 9.7 SL 2011
Chaetostoma guairense South America 8.1 SL 1881
Chaetostoma jegui South America 16.8 SL 1991
Chaetostoma joropo South America 2016
Chaetostoma lepturum South America 21.5 SL 1912
Chaetostoma leucomelas South America 20 SL 1918
Chaetostoma lineopunctatum South America 14.3 SL 1942
Chaetostoma loborhynchos South America 14.2 SL 1846
Chaetostoma machiquense South America 6.6 SL 1953
Chaetostoma marginatum South America 19 TL 1904
Chaetostoma marmorescens South America 13.5 SL 1942
Chaetostoma microps South America 8.9 TL 1864
Chaetostoma milesi South America 13 SL 1941
Chaetostoma mollinasum South America 6.8 SL 1937
Chaetostoma niveum South America 9.1 SL 1944
Chaetostoma nudirostre South America 12.6 TL 1874
Chaetostoma palmeri South America 9.5 TL 1912
Chaetostoma patiae South America 15.8 SL 1945
Chaetostoma paucispinis South America 9 TL 1912
Chaetostoma pearsei South America 15 TL 1920
Chaetostoma sovichthys South America 7.2 SL 1944
Chaetostoma spondylus South America 13.1 SL 2015
Chaetostoma stannii South America 20.5 TL 1874
Chaetostoma stroumpoulos South America 2006
Chaetostoma tachiraense South America 8.7 SL 1944
Chaetostoma taczanowskii South America 17 TL 1882
Chaetostoma thomsoni South America 10.1 TL 1904
Chaetostoma trimaculineum South America 16 SL 2015
Chaetostoma vagum South America 9.9 SL 1943
Chaetostoma vasquezi South America 18.7 SL 1998
Chaetostoma venezuelae South America 7.3 SL 1944
Chaetostoma yurubiense South America 5.1 SL 1996



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