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Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Boulengeromyrus knoepffleri Africa 41.3 SL 1968
Brevimyrus niger Africa 15 TL 1866
Brienomyrus adustus Africa 10 TL 1936
Brienomyrus brachyistius Africa 20 TL 1862
Brienomyrus longianalis Africa 16 SL 1901
Campylomormyrus alces Africa 36 TL 1920
Campylomormyrus bredoi Africa 37 TL 1945
Campylomormyrus cassaicus Africa 20 TL 1967
Campylomormyrus christyi Africa 37.5 TL 1920
Campylomormyrus compressirostris Africa 19 TL 1924
Campylomormyrus curvirostris Africa 40.5 TL 1898
Campylomormyrus elephas Africa 40 TL 1898
Campylomormyrus luapulaensis Africa 22 TL 1937
Campylomormyrus mirus Africa 47 TL 1898
Campylomormyrus numenius Africa 65 TL 1898
Campylomormyrus orycteropus Africa 32 TL 1982
Campylomormyrus phantasticus Africa 37 TL 1927
Campylomormyrus rhynchophorus Africa 22 TL 1898
Campylomormyrus tamandua Wormjawed mormyrid Africa 43 SL 1864
Campylomormyrus tshokwe Africa 29.5 TL 1967
Cryptomyrus ogoouensis Africa 11.2 SL 2016
Cryptomyrus ona Africa 10.8 SL 2016
Cyphomyrus cubangoensis Africa 12.4 SL 1936
Cyphomyrus discorhynchus Zambesi parrotfish Africa 31 SL 1852
Cyphomyrus macrops Africa 19 SL 1909
Cyphomyrus psittacus Africa 30 TL 1897
Cyphomyrus wilverthi Africa 26 TL 1898
Genyomyrus donnyi Africa 45 TL 1898
Gnathonemus barbatus Africa 15.8 SL 1967
Gnathonemus echidnorhynchus Africa 11 SL 1924
Gnathonemus longibarbis Longnose stonebasher Africa 36 TL 1888
Gnathonemus petersii Elephantnose fish Africa 35 SL 1862
Heteromormyrus pauciradiatus Africa 10 TL 1866
Hippopotamyrus aelsbroecki Africa 8.6 TL 1945
Hippopotamyrus ansorgii Slender stonebasher Africa 15 SL 1905
Hippopotamyrus castor Africa 26 SL 1906
Hippopotamyrus grahami Graham's stonebasher Africa 25 SL 1928
Hippopotamyrus harringtoni Africa 30.5 SL 1905
Hippopotamyrus longilateralis Africa 17.2 SL 2010
Hippopotamyrus macroterops Africa 9.5 TL 1920
Hippopotamyrus pappenheimi Africa 18 TL 1910
Hippopotamyrus paugyi Africa 25 SL 1985
Hippopotamyrus pictus Africa 30 SL 1864
Hippopotamyrus szaboi Africa 14.6 SL 2004
Hippopotamyrus weeksii Africa 14 TL 1902
Hyperopisus bebe Africa 51 SL 1803
Isichthys henryi Africa 28.7 SL 1863
Ivindomyrus marchei Africa 18.1 SL 1879
Ivindomyrus opdenboschi Africa 27.4 SL 1975
Marcusenius abadii Africa 40 TL 1901
Marcusenius altisambesi Africa 19.5 SL 2007
Marcusenius angolensis Africa 13.5 TL 1905
Marcusenius annamariae Africa 25.5 SL 1939
Marcusenius bentleyi Africa 27 TL 1897
Marcusenius brucii Africa 33 SL 1910
Marcusenius caudisquamatus Africa 25.5 SL 2014
Marcusenius cuangoanus Africa 11.4 TL 1967
Marcusenius cyprinoides Africa 33 SL 1758
Marcusenius deboensis Africa 25 TL 1954
Marcusenius desertus Africa 20.7 SL 2016
Marcusenius devosi Africa 121 SL 2007
Marcusenius dundoensis Africa 12.3 SL 1967
Marcusenius friteli Africa 13.5 TL 1904
Marcusenius furcidens Africa 32 SL 1920
Marcusenius fuscus Africa 19.9 SL 1901
Marcusenius ghesquierei Africa 10.9 SL 1945
Marcusenius gracilis Africa 22.1 SL 2013
Marcusenius greshoffii Africa 10.8 TL 1891
Marcusenius intermedius Africa 13.6 SL 1924
Marcusenius kainjii Africa 30 TL 1974
Marcusenius kaninginii Africa 15.0 SL 2016
Marcusenius krameri Africa 19.7 SL 2014
Marcusenius kutuensis Africa 19.5 SL 1899
Marcusenius leopoldianus Africa 27 TL 1899
Marcusenius livingstonii Africa 30 SL 1899
Marcusenius lucombesi Africa 12.2 SL 2014
Marcusenius macrolepidotus Bulldog Africa 32 TL 1852
Marcusenius macrophthalmus Africa 12.5 SL 1924
Marcusenius mento Africa 26 SL 1890
Marcusenius meronai Africa 18.7 SL 1990
Marcusenius monteiri Monteiri's bulldog Africa 45 TL 1873
Marcusenius moorii Africa 21.4 SL 1867
Marcusenius multisquamatus Africa 20.2 SL 2013
Marcusenius ntemensis Africa 25.5 SL 1927
Marcusenius nyasensis Africa 30 SL 1933
Marcusenius pongolensis Africa 1934
Marcusenius rheni Africa 20.8 TL 1936
Marcusenius sanagaensis Africa 16.8 SL 1997
Marcusenius schilthuisiae Africa 14.8 SL 1899
Marcusenius senegalensis Africa 32.1 SL 1870
Marcusenius stanleyanus Africa 21 TL 1897
Marcusenius thomasi Africa 20 SL 1916
Marcusenius ussheri Africa 30.5 SL 1867
Marcusenius victoriae Victoria stonebasher Africa 26 TL 1929
Mormyrops anguilloides Cornish jack Africa 150 TL 1758
Mormyrops attenuatus Africa 22 TL 1898
Mormyrops batesianus Africa 28 TL 1909
Mormyrops boulengeri Africa 25 TL 1900
Mormyrops breviceps Africa 65 SL 1894
Mormyrops caballus Africa 46 SL 1927
Mormyrops citernii Africa 35.5 SL 1912
Mormyrops curtus Africa 40 TL 1899
Mormyrops curviceps Africa 43 SL 1966
Mormyrops engystoma Africa 14.5 TL 1898
Mormyrops furcidens Africa 31.5 TL 1900
Mormyrops intermedius Africa 18.2 TL 1928
Mormyrops lineolatus Africa 40 TL 1898
Mormyrops mariae Africa 17 TL 1891
Mormyrops masuianus Africa 41 TL 1898
Mormyrops microstoma Africa 16.5 TL 1898
Mormyrops nigricans Africa 34 TL 1899
Mormyrops oudoti Africa 11.4 SL 1954
Mormyrops parvus Africa 16.5 TL 1899
Mormyrops sirenoides Africa 63 TL 1898
Mormyrops zanclirostris Africa 27 TL 1867
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
Myomyrus macrodon Africa 24 TL 1898
Myomyrus macrops Africa 25 TL 1914
Myomyrus pharao Africa 29.6 SL 1967
Paramormyrops batesii Africa 15.2 TL 1906
Paramormyrops curvifrons Africa 14.4 SL 1977
Paramormyrops gabonensis Africa 16.3 SL 1977
Paramormyrops hopkinsi Africa 15.6 SL 1985
Paramormyrops jacksoni Ghost stonebasher Africa 5.2 TL 1967
Paramormyrops kingsleyae Africa 13.5 SL 1896
Paramormyrops longicaudatus Africa 23.8 SL 1977
Paramormyrops ntotom Africa 18.3 SL 2017
Paramormyrops retrodorsalis Africa 11.4 SL 1917
Paramormyrops sphekodes Africa 11.4 SL 1879
Paramormyrops tavernei Africa 13.9 SL 1972
Petrocephalus ansorgii Africa 14.1 SL 1903
Petrocephalus arnegardi Africa 9.0 2014
Petrocephalus balayi Africa 11 TL 1883
Petrocephalus bane Africa 20 SL 1803
Petrocephalus binotatus Africa 10 SL 1924
Petrocephalus boboto Africa 5.7 SL 2014
Petrocephalus bovei Africa 11.2 TL 1847
Petrocephalus catostoma Churchill East Africa 15 FL 1866
Petrocephalus christyi Africa 7.7 TL 1920
Petrocephalus congicus Africa 9 TL 1937
Petrocephalus cunganus Africa 11 TL 1910
Petrocephalus degeni Africa 8.1 SL 1906
Petrocephalus frieli Africa 9.1 SL 2012
Petrocephalus gliroides Africa 15 SL 1897
Petrocephalus grandoculis Africa 9.5 TL 1920
Petrocephalus haullevillii Africa 7 TL 1912
Petrocephalus hutereaui Africa 6 TL 1913
Petrocephalus keatingii Africa 12 TL 1901
Petrocephalus leo Africa 7.9 SL 2016
Petrocephalus levequei Africa 13 SL 1990
Petrocephalus longianalis Africa 11.9 SL 2012
Petrocephalus longicapitis Africa 11 SL 2012
Petrocephalus magnitrunci Africa 8.9 SL 2012
Petrocephalus magnoculis Africa 10.9 SL 2012
Petrocephalus mbossou Africa 12.7 SL 2010
Petrocephalus microphthalmus Africa 5.2 TL 1909
Petrocephalus odzalaensis Africa 9.9 SL 2010
Petrocephalus okavangensis Africa 9.5 SL 2012
Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus Africa 9.7 TL 1990
Petrocephalus pellegrini Africa 9.1 SL 1941
Petrocephalus petersi Africa 7.3 SL 2012
Petrocephalus pulsivertens Africa 11.5 SL 2010
Petrocephalus sauvagii Africa 17.5 TL 1887
Petrocephalus schoutedeni Africa 5.6 TL 1954
Petrocephalus similis Africa 11.9 SL 2011
Petrocephalus simus Africa 12 TL 1879
Petrocephalus soudanensis Africa 10.8 TL 1990
Petrocephalus squalostoma Africa 12.2 SL 1915
Petrocephalus steindachneri Africa 6.6 SL 1958
Petrocephalus stuhlmanni Africa 7.9 SL 1909
Petrocephalus sullivani Africa 9.3 SL 2004
Petrocephalus tanensis Tana-churchill Africa 15.2 TL 1959
Petrocephalus tenuicauda Africa 11.3 SL 1894
Petrocephalus valentini Africa 7.7 SL 2010
Petrocephalus wesselsi Southern Churchill Africa 11.4 SL 2000
Petrocephalus zakoni Africa 8.6 SL 2010
Pollimyrus adspersus Africa 9.8 TL 1866
Pollimyrus brevis Africa 6 TL 1913
Pollimyrus castelnaui Dwarf stonebasher Africa 7 SL 1911
Pollimyrus cuandoensis Africa 6.5 SL 2013
Pollimyrus eburneensis Africa 7.7 SL 1991
Pollimyrus guttatus Africa 5.1 TL 1936
Pollimyrus isidori Elephant Fish Africa 10.3 TL 1847
Pollimyrus maculipinnis Africa 5.7 SL 1934
Pollimyrus marianne Africa 7.3 SL 2003
Pollimyrus nigricans Dark stonebasher Africa 10 SL 1906
Pollimyrus nigripinnis Africa 11 TL 1899
Pollimyrus pedunculatus Africa 8 TL 1937
Pollimyrus petherici Africa 20 TL 1898
Pollimyrus petricolus Africa 11 SL 1954
Pollimyrus plagiostoma Africa 17 TL 1898
Pollimyrus pulverulentus Africa 10 TL 1899
Pollimyrus schreyeni Africa 7.6 SL 1972
Pollimyrus stappersii Africa 7.4 TL 1915
Pollimyrus tumifrons Africa 11.2 TL 1902
Stomatorhinus ater Africa 9.2 SL 1924
Stomatorhinus corneti Africa 10 TL 1899
Stomatorhinus fuliginosus Africa 5 TL 1941
Stomatorhinus humilior Africa 8 TL 1899
Stomatorhinus ivindoensis Africa 5.6 SL 2005
Stomatorhinus kununguensis Africa 8.6 TL 1945
Stomatorhinus microps Africa 9 TL 1898
Stomatorhinus patrizii Africa 6 TL 1928
Stomatorhinus polli Africa 6.4 SL 1964
Stomatorhinus polylepis Africa 11 TL 1899
Stomatorhinus puncticulatus Africa 8.7 TL 1899
Stomatorhinus schoutedeni Africa 5.4 TL 1945
Stomatorhinus walkeri Africa 9 TL 1867



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