family Characidae


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Noun1.family Characidae - tropical freshwater fishes of Africa and South America and Central America
fish family - any of various families of fish
Cypriniformes, order Cypriniformes - an order of animals including almost entirely freshwater fishes: characins; loaches; carp; suckers; sometimes classified as a suborder of Ostariophysi
characid, characin, characin fish - any freshwater fish of the family Characinidae
genus Paracheirodon, Paracheirodon - a genus of Characidae
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Along with the Neblinichthys we collect a few silvery tetras in the family Characidae, which are somewhat the equivalent of North American minnows: silvery, small, and very difficult to identify correctly without a good microscope, a decent library, and lots of patience--definitely something to look at when we get back to the ROM.
One day, years ago, a fisherman brought in a pacu, a relative of the piranha in the family Characidae, but without cleaving teeth.
The genus Hemigrammus Gill, 1858 is one of the most speciose genera within the family Characidae, with 50 species currently recognized as valid (Lima et al.