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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Cichlidae Cichlids
Subfamily: Pseudocrenilabrinae
Genus: Bathybates

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Bathybates fasciatus Africa 39.7 TL 1901
Bathybates ferox Africa 38.5 TL 1898
Bathybates graueri Africa 30 TL 1911
Bathybates hornii Africa 27.2 TL 1911
Bathybates leo Africa 26 TL 1956
Bathybates minor Africa 20.5 TL 1906
Bathybates vittatus Africa 42 TL 1914



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