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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Atheriniformes
Family: Bedotiidae Madagascar rainbowfishes



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16 species in Africa-Inland Waters
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Africa
Max. Length 8.8 cm SL
Bedotia albomarginata Sparks & Rush, 2005

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Bedotia albomarginata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Bedotia alveyi
[Makira Rainbowfish]



Africa
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Bedotia geayi Pellegrin, 1907

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Bedotia geayi
[Red-Tailed Silverside]



Africa
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Bedotia leucopteron Loiselle & Rodriguez, 2007

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Bedotia leucopteron
[]
No picture found


 
Bedotia longianalis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Bedotia madagascariensis Regan, 1903

Photo by Photo by Slaboch, R.
 
Bedotia madagascariensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL
Bedotia marojejy Stiassny & Harrison, 2000

Photo by Photo by Saunders, A.
 
Bedotia marojejy
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.7 cm SL

 
Bedotia masoala
[]
No picture found


 
Bedotia tricolor
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Rheocles alaotrensis (Pellegrin, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Rheocles alaotrensis
[Katrana]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm SL
Rheocles derhami Stiassny & Rodriguez, 2001

Photo by Photo by Stiassny, M.L.J.
 
Rheocles derhami
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Rheocles lateralis
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.0 cm SL

 
Rheocles pellegrini
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No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm TL

 
Rheocles sikorae
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Africa
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL
Rheocles vatosoa Stiassny, Rodriguez & Loiselle, 2002

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Rheocles vatosoa
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.3 cm SL
Rheocles wrightae Stiassny, 1990

Photo by Photo by Loiselle, P.V.
 
Rheocles wrightae
[]



16 species Africa-Inland Waters

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bedotia albomarginata Africa 8.8 SL 2005
Bedotia alveyi Makira Rainbowfish Madagascar 8.5 SL 2010
Bedotia geayi Red-Tailed Silverside Africa 9 TL 1907
Bedotia leucopteron Africa 7.2 SL 2007
Bedotia longianalis Africa 1914
Bedotia madagascariensis Africa 8.6 SL 1903
Bedotia marojejy Africa 4.8 SL 2000
Bedotia masoala Africa 8.7 SL 2001
Bedotia tricolor Africa 1932
Rheocles alaotrensis Katrana Africa 14 TL 1914
Rheocles derhami Africa 5 SL 2001
Rheocles lateralis Africa 4.4 SL 1992
Rheocles pellegrini Africa 7.0 SL 1931
Rheocles sikorae Africa 11.5 TL 1891
Rheocles vatosoa Africa 7.9 SL 2002
Rheocles wrightae Africa 8.3 SL 1990



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