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Ctenoluciidae

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Characiformes
Scientific name  Ctenoluciidae
Rank  Family
Phylum  Chordata
Superfamily  Erythrinoidea
Higher classification  Characiformes
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Lower classifications  Boulengerella, Silver pike‑characin

The Ctenoluciidae (meaning "comb light family"), also known as pike-characins, are a small family of freshwater fishes from Panama and South America.

They have elongated, pike-like bodies, and several sharp and conical teeth. They are relatively large (up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in length), predatory fish.

Some of these fish, such as Ctenolucius hujeta, enter the aquarium fish hobby, often being labeled a "freshwater barracuda" or "freshwater needlefish", descriptions of fish that are both unrelated to members of this family.

Genera

The two genera in this group are:

  • Boulengerella (5 species)
  • Ctenolucius (2 species)
  • References

    Ctenoluciidae Wikipedia


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