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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Parodontidae Scrapetooths

Genus: Parodon

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Parodon alfonsoi South America 10.3 SL 2011
Parodon apolinari South America 9.3 SL 1930
Parodon atratoensis South America 10.8 2011
Parodon bifasciatus South America 9.8 SL 1912
Parodon buckleyi South America 15 SL 1887
Parodon caliensis South America 13 SL 1895
Parodon carrikeri South America 14.7 SL 1940
Parodon guyanensis South America 12 TL 1960
Parodon hilarii South America 13.7 SL 1867
Parodon magdalenensis South America 10.9 SL 2011
Parodon moreirai South America 11.8 SL 2005
Parodon nasus South America 12.7 SL 1859
Parodon pongoensis Pongo characin South America 10.4 SL 1942
Parodon suborbitalis South America 12.1 SL 1850



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