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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Mormyrus

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Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL
Mormyrus bernhardi Pellegrin, 1926

Photo by Photo by NMK
 
Mormyrus bernhardi
[Bernhard's elephant-snout fish]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Mormyrus caballus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Mormyrus caballus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.1 cm SL

 
Mormyrus casalis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Mormyrus caschive Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mormyrus caschive
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Mormyrus cyaneus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Mormyrus felixi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 34.5 cm TL

 
Mormyrus goheeni
[]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Mormyrus hasselquistii Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Mormyrus hasselquistii
[Elephant snout]



Africa
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Mormyrus hildebrandti Peters, 1882

Photo by Photo by NMK
 
Mormyrus hildebrandti
[Hildebrandt's elephant-snout fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Mormyrus iriodes
[]



Africa
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Mormyrus kannume Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Mormyrus kannume
[Elephant-snout fish]



Africa
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Mormyrus lacerda Castelnau, 1861

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Mormyrus lacerda
[Western bottlenose mormyrid]



Africa
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Mormyrus longirostris Peters, 1852

Photo by Photo by KMFRI
 
Mormyrus longirostris
[Eastern bottlenose mormyrid]
No picture found

Max. Length 42 cm TL

 
Mormyrus macrocephalus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Mormyrus macrophthalmus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Mormyrus niloticus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Mormyrus ovis
[]



Mormyrus rume rume
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Mormyrus rume Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Mormyrus rume
[Mormyrids]
No picture found

Max. Length 27.1 cm SL

 
Mormyrus subundulatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 43 cm SL
Mormyrus tapirus Pappenheim, 1905

Photo by Photo by Wakeford, R.C.
 
Mormyrus tapirus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 33.2 cm SL
Mormyrus tenuirostris Peters, 1882

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Mormyrus tenuirostris
[Athi elephant-snout fish]
No picture found

Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Mormyrus thomasi
[]



22 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mormyrus bernhardi Bernhard's elephant-snout fish Africa 19 SL 1926
Mormyrus caballus Africa 50 TL 1898
Mormyrus casalis Africa 22.1 SL 1922
Mormyrus caschive Africa 100 TL 1758
Mormyrus cyaneus Africa 26 TL 1976
Mormyrus felixi Africa 14.3 SL 1939
Mormyrus goheeni Africa 34.5 TL 1919
Mormyrus hasselquistii Elephant snout Africa 50 SL 1847
Mormyrus hildebrandti Hildebrandt's elephant-snout fish Africa 20 SL 1882
Mormyrus iriodes Africa 27 TL 1976
Mormyrus kannume Elephant-snout fish Africa 100 SL 1775
Mormyrus lacerda Western bottlenose mormyrid Africa 50 TL 1861
Mormyrus longirostris Eastern bottlenose mormyrid Africa 75 SL 1852
Mormyrus macrocephalus Africa 42 TL 1929
Mormyrus macrophthalmus Africa 30 SL 1866
Mormyrus niloticus Africa 46 TL 1801
Mormyrus ovis Africa 29 TL 1898
Mormyrus rume Mormyrids Mormyrus rume rume 100 SL 1847
Mormyrus subundulatus Africa 27.1 SL 1989
Mormyrus tapirus Africa 43 SL 1905
Mormyrus tenuirostris Athi elephant-snout fish Africa 33.2 SL 1882
Mormyrus thomasi Africa 28 SL 1938



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