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Characiformes (leporins and piranhas)

Wikipedia Abstract

Characiformes is an order of ray-finned fish, comprising the characins and their allies. Grouped in 18 recognized families, there are a few thousand different species (based on Wikipedia, about 2,086), including the well-known piranha and tetras.
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Family

Acestrorhynchidae (26)
Alestidae (African characins) (116)   (5)
Anostomidae (American characins) (156)
Bryconidae (49)   (1)
Characidae (characins) (1,106)   (5)
Chilodontidae (headstanders) (8)
Citharinidae (lutefishes) (8)
Crenuchidae (South American darters) (87)
Ctenoluciidae (pike-characids) (7)
Curimatidae (toothless characins) (105)   (1)
Cynodontidae (dogtooth characins) (8)
Distichodontidae (101)   (5)
Erythrinidae (trahiras) (17)
Gasteropelecidae (hatchetfishes) (9)
Hemiodontidae (halftooths) (31)
Hepsetidae (African pikes) (5)
Iguanodectidae (30)
Lebiasinidae (pencilfishes) (77)   (1)
Parodontidae (scrapetooths) (32)   (1)
Prochilodontidae (flannel-mouth characiforms) (21)
Serrasalmidae (95)
Triportheidae (23)

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