SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=671) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Characiformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Distichodus') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Distichodontidae Distichodus

Genus: Distichodus

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Africa
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Distichodus affinis Günther, 1873

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Distichodus affinis
[Silver distichodus]

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Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Distichodus altus Boulenger, 1899

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Distichodus altus
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Distichodus antonii Schilthuis, 1891

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Distichodus antonii
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 29 cm TL
Distichodus atroventralis Boulenger, 1898

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Distichodus atroventralis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 59 cm SL

 
Distichodus brevipinnis
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Distichodus decemmaculatus Pellegrin, 1926

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Distichodus decemmaculatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Distichodus engycephalus
[Perch]

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Africa
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Distichodus fasciolatus Boulenger, 1898

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Distichodus fasciolatus
[Sharktail distichodus]

Photo by Hopkins, C.D.

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Distichodus hypostomatus Pellegrin, 1900

Photo by Hopkins, C.D.
 
Distichodus hypostomatus
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Distichodus kolleri Holly, 1926

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Distichodus kolleri
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 36.4 cm SL

 
Distichodus langi
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Distichodus lusosso Schilthuis, 1891

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Distichodus lusosso
[Longsnout distichodus]

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Africa
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Distichodus maculatus Boulenger, 1898

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Distichodus maculatus
[Spotted citharinid]

Photo by Jessen, C.Q.

Africa
Max. Length 57 cm SL
Distichodus mossambicus Peters, 1852

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Distichodus mossambicus
[Nkupe]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 83 cm TL

 
Distichodus nefasch
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Distichodus noboli Boulenger, 1899

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Distichodus noboli
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Distichodus notospilus Günther, 1867

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Distichodus notospilus
[]

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Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Distichodus petersii Pfeffer, 1896

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Distichodus petersii
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Distichodus rostratus Günther, 1864

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Distichodus rostratus
[Grass-eater]

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Africa
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Distichodus rufigiensis Norman, 1922

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Distichodus rufigiensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Distichodus schenga
[Chessa]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Africa
Max. Length 76 cm SL
Distichodus sexfasciatus Boulenger, 1897

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Distichodus sexfasciatus
[Sixbar distichodus]

Photo by Reygel, A.

Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Distichodus teugelsi Mamonekene & Vreven, 2008

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Distichodus teugelsi
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Distichodus affinis Silver distichodus Africa 20 TL 1873
Distichodus altus Africa 15 TL 1899
Distichodus antonii Africa 55 TL 1891
Distichodus atroventralis Africa 29 TL 1898
Distichodus brevipinnis Africa 59 SL 1864
Distichodus decemmaculatus Africa 7.5 TL 1926
Distichodus engycephalus Perch Africa 40 SL 1864
Distichodus fasciolatus Sharktail distichodus Africa 60 TL 1898
Distichodus hypostomatus Africa 19.5 SL 1900
Distichodus kolleri Africa 19.5 SL 1926
Distichodus langi Africa 36.4 SL 1917
Distichodus lusosso Longsnout distichodus Africa 38 TL 1891
Distichodus maculatus Spotted citharinid Africa 31 TL 1898
Distichodus mossambicus Nkupe Africa 57 SL 1852
Distichodus nefasch Africa 83 TL 1788
Distichodus noboli Africa 19 TL 1899
Distichodus notospilus Africa 19.5 TL 1867
Distichodus petersii Africa 45 SL 1896
Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater Africa 76 TL 1864
Distichodus rufigiensis Africa 17 TL 1922
Distichodus schenga Chessa Africa 50 SL 1852
Distichodus sexfasciatus Sixbar distichodus Africa 76 SL 1897
Distichodus teugelsi Africa 5.7 SL 2008



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