Rahul Sharma

Scleronema (fish)

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Actinopterygii
Family  Trichomycteridae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Siluriformes
Subfamily  Trichomycterinae

Scleronema is a genus of pencil catfishes native to South America.


There are currently three recognized species in this genus:

  • Scleronema angustirostre (Devincenzi, 1942)
  • Scleronema minutum (Boulenger, 1891)
  • Scleronema operculatum C. H. Eigenmann, 1917
  • S. minutum and S. operculatum both originate from Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil; S. minutum 4.0 cm (1.6 in) SL and S. operculatum 8.0 cm (3.1 in). Scleronema is a member of the subfamily Trichomycterinae.


    Scleronema (fish) Wikipedia

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