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Family: Lebiasinidae Pencilfishes



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South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Copeina guttata (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Copeina guttata
[Redspotted tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Copeina osgoodi
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Copella arnoldi (Regan, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Bukkems, J.
 
Copella arnoldi
[Splash tetra]



South America
Max. Length 3.6 cm SL
Copella carsevennensis (Regan, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Brosse, S.
 
Copella carsevennensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL
Copella compta (Myers, 1927)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Copella compta
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm SL

 
Copella eigenmanni
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Copella meinkeni Zarske & Géry, 2006

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Copella meinkeni
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL
Copella metae (Eigenmann, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Copella metae
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Copella nattereri (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Photo by Christoffersen, T.
 
Copella nattereri
[Spotted tetra]



South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Copella nigrofasciata (Meinken, 1952)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Copella nigrofasciata
[]



South America
Max. Length 4.5 cm SL
Copella vilmae Géry, 1963

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Copella vilmae
[Rainbow copella]



South America
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Derhamia hoffmannorum Géry & Zarske, 2002

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Derhamia hoffmannorum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Lebiasina ardilai
[]



South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Lebiasina bimaculata Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Nugra Salazar, F.
 
Lebiasina bimaculata
[Twospot lebiasina]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.9 cm SL

 
Lebiasina chocoensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.8 cm TL

 
Lebiasina chucuriensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.3 cm TL

 
Lebiasina colombia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Lebiasina floridablancaensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.7 cm TL

 
Lebiasina intermedia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Lebiasina marilynae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Lebiasina melanoguttata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Lebiasina minuta
[]



South America
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Lebiasina multimaculata Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Photo by GUIA/Ospina Pabon, J.G.
 
Lebiasina multimaculata
[]
No picture found


 
Lebiasina narinensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.4 cm TL

 
Lebiasina ortegai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.3 cm TL

 
Lebiasina provenzanoi
[]
No picture found


 
Lebiasina taphorni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Lebiasina uruyensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 15.3 cm SL

 
Lebiasina yepezi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Lebiasina yuruaniensis
[]



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)

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
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

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
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]



South America
Max. Length 16 cm SL
Piabucina astrigata Regan, 1903

Photo by Photo by Aguirre, W.
 
Piabucina astrigata
[]



South America
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL
Piabucina aureoguttata Fowler, 1911

Photo by Photo by Laaz, E. & A. Torres
 
Piabucina aureoguttata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Piabucina boruca
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Piabucina elongata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Piabucina erythrinoides
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm SL

 
Piabucina festae
[]



Central and South America
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Piabucina panamensis Gill, 1877

Photo by Photo by Brown, C.
 
Piabucina panamensis
[]



South America
Max. Length 16 cm TL
Piabucina pleurotaenia Regan, 1903

Photo by Photo by Galvis, G./Mojica, J.I./Camargo, M.
 
Piabucina pleurotaenia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Piabucina unitaeniata
[]



South America
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina australis Eigenmann & Kennedy, 1903

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Pyrrhulina australis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina beni
[]



South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pyrrhulina brevis Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Pyrrhulina brevis
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina eleanorae Fowler, 1940

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Pyrrhulina eleanorae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina elongata
[]



South America
Max. Length 11.1 cm SL
Pyrrhulina filamentosa Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Pyrrhulina filamentosa
[]



South America
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Pyrrhulina laeta (Cope, 1872)

Photo by Photo by Landines, M.
 
Pyrrhulina laeta
[Halfbanded pyrrhulina]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina lugubris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina marilynae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina maxima
[]
No picture found


 
Pyrrhulina melanostoma
[Blackmouth pyrrhulina]



South America
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Pyrrhulina obermulleri Myers, 1926

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pyrrhulina obermulleri
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Pyrrhulina rachoviana Myers, 1926

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Pyrrhulina rachoviana
[Fanning pyrrhulina]



South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pyrrhulina semifasciata Steindachner, 1876

Photo by Photo by Sneegas, G.W.
 
Pyrrhulina semifasciata
[]



South America
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pyrrhulina spilota Weitzman, 1960

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Pyrrhulina spilota
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Pyrrhulina stoli
[]



South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina vittata Regan, 1912

Photo by Photo by Hoffmann, P. and M. Hoffmann
 
Pyrrhulina vittata
[Banded pyrrhulina]



South America
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Pyrrhulina zigzag Zarske & Géry, 1997

Photo by Photo by Christoffersen, T.
 
Pyrrhulina zigzag
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Copeina guttata Redspotted tetra South America 7.6 SL 1876
Copeina osgoodi South America 5.1 SL 1922
Copella arnoldi Splash tetra South America 3.4 SL 1912
Copella carsevennensis South America 3.6 SL 1912
Copella compta South America 5.1 SL 1927
Copella eigenmanni South America 3.6 SL 1912
Copella meinkeni South America 4.5 SL 2006
Copella metae South America 3.4 SL 1914
Copella nattereri Spotted tetra South America 4.5 SL 1876
Copella nigrofasciata South America 4.5 SL 1952
Copella vilmae Rainbow copella South America 4.5 SL 1963
Derhamia hoffmannorum South America 6.1 SL 2002
Lebiasina ardilai South America 12.4 SL 2013
Lebiasina bimaculata Twospot lebiasina South America 16 SL 1847
Lebiasina chocoensis South America 14.9 SL 2010
Lebiasina chucuriensis South America 14.8 TL 2001
Lebiasina colombia South America 16.3 TL 2008
Lebiasina floridablancaensis South America 13 TL 1994
Lebiasina intermedia South America 10.7 TL 1936
Lebiasina marilynae South America 8.9 SL 2012
Lebiasina melanoguttata South America 6.8 SL 2012
Lebiasina minuta South America 6.8 SL 2012
Lebiasina multimaculata South America 15 SL 1911
Lebiasina narinensis South America 2002
Lebiasina ortegai South America 10.4 TL 2008
Lebiasina provenzanoi South America 12.3 TL 1999
Lebiasina taphorni South America 2004
Lebiasina uruyensis South America 14.6 SL 1967
Lebiasina yepezi South America 15.3 SL 2011
Lebiasina yuruaniensis South America 10 TL 2000
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
Piabucina astrigata South America 16 SL 1903
Piabucina aureoguttata South America 12.8 SL 1911
Piabucina boruca Central America 11.8 SL 1967
Piabucina elongata South America 14.3 SL 1887
Piabucina erythrinoides South America 16.4 SL 1850
Piabucina festae Central and South America 13.5 SL 1899
Piabucina panamensis Central and South America 14.3 SL 1877
Piabucina pleurotaenia South America 16 TL 1903
Piabucina unitaeniata South America 14.6 SL 1864
Pyrrhulina australis South America 5 SL 1903
Pyrrhulina beni South America 5 SL 1924
Pyrrhulina brevis South America 7 SL 1876
Pyrrhulina eleanorae South America 7.5 SL 1940
Pyrrhulina elongata South America 3.7 SL 2001
Pyrrhulina filamentosa South America 11.1 SL 1847
Pyrrhulina laeta Halfbanded pyrrhulina South America 7.6 SL 1872
Pyrrhulina lugubris South America 5 SL 1922
Pyrrhulina marilynae South America 3 SL 2013
Pyrrhulina maxima South America 8 SL 1889
Pyrrhulina melanostoma Blackmouth pyrrhulina South America 1870
Pyrrhulina obermulleri South America 6 SL 1926
Pyrrhulina rachoviana Fanning pyrrhulina South America 3.9 SL 1926
Pyrrhulina semifasciata South America 7 SL 1876
Pyrrhulina spilota South America 7 SL 1960
Pyrrhulina stoli South America 6 SL 1953
Pyrrhulina vittata Banded pyrrhulina South America 3.5 SL 1912
Pyrrhulina zigzag South America 3.5 SL 1997



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