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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gymnotiformes
Family: Rhamphichthyidae Sand knifefishes

Genus: Gymnorhamphichthys

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gymnorhamphichthys bogardusi South America 2005
Gymnorhamphichthys britskii South America 18 SL 2011
Gymnorhamphichthys hypostomus South America 21.5 TL 1912
Gymnorhamphichthys petiti South America 1964
Gymnorhamphichthys rondoni South America 15 TL 1920
Gymnorhamphichthys rosamariae South America 1989



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