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Family: Anabantidae Climbing gouramies



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Asia
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anabas cobojius (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Anabas cobojius
[Gangetic koi]



Asia
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Anabas testudineus (Bloch, 1792)

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Anabas testudineus
[Climbing perch]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Ctenopoma acutirostre Pellegrin, 1899

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Ctenopoma acutirostre
[Spotted ctenopoma]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Ctenopoma ashbysmithi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Ctenopoma gabonense
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm TL

 
Ctenopoma garuanum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Ctenopoma houyi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 18.2 cm SL
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Günther, 1896

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Ctenopoma kingsleyae
[Tailspot ctenopoma]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Ctenopoma maculatum Thominot, 1886

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Ctenopoma maculatum
[]



Africa
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Ctenopoma multispine Peters, 1844

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Ctenopoma multispine
[Manyspined ctenopoma]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Ctenopoma muriei (Boulenger, 1906)

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Ctenopoma muriei
[Ocellated labyrinth fish]



Africa
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL
Ctenopoma nebulosum Norris & Teugels, 1990

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Ctenopoma nebulosum
[]



Africa
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Ctenopoma nigropannosum Reichenow, 1875

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Ctenopoma nigropannosum
[Twospot climbing perch]



Africa
Max. Length 13.8 cm SL
Ctenopoma ocellatum Pellegrin, 1899

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Ctenopoma ocellatum
[Eyespot ctenopoma]



Africa
Max. Length 11.2 cm TL
Ctenopoma pellegrini (Boulenger, 1902)

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Ctenopoma pellegrini
[]



Africa
Max. Length 17.4 cm TL
Ctenopoma petherici Günther, 1864

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Ctenopoma petherici
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm TL

 
Ctenopoma riggenbachi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Ctenopoma togoensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Ctenopoma weeksii Boulenger, 1896

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Ctenopoma weeksii
[Mottled ctenopoma]



Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Microctenopoma ansorgii (Boulenger, 1912)

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Microctenopoma ansorgii
[Ornate ctenopoma]



Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Microctenopoma congicum (Boulenger, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Vierke, J.
 
Microctenopoma congicum
[Congo ctenopoma]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm TL
Microctenopoma damasi (Poll & Damas, 1939)

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Microctenopoma damasi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Microctenopoma fasciolatum (Boulenger, 1899)

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Microctenopoma fasciolatum
[Banded ctenopoma]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.2 cm TL

 
Microctenopoma intermedium
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Microctenopoma lineatum
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm SL

 
Microctenopoma milleri
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL
Microctenopoma nanum (Günther, 1896)

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Microctenopoma nanum
[Dwarf ctenopoma]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.8 cm SL

 
Microctenopoma nigricans
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Microctenopoma ocellifer
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.6 cm TL

 
Microctenopoma pekkolai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Microctenopoma uelense
[]



Africa
Max. Length 26 cm SL
Sandelia bainsii Castelnau, 1861

Photo by Photo by Cambray, J.A.
 
Sandelia bainsii
[Rocky kurper]



Africa
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Sandelia capensis (Cuvier, 1829)

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Sandelia capensis
[Cape kurper]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anabas cobojius Gangetic koi Asia 30 TL 1822
Anabas testudineus Climbing perch Asia 25 TL 1792
Ctenopoma acutirostre Spotted ctenopoma Africa 15 TL 1899
Ctenopoma ashbysmithi Africa 3.9 SL 1979
Ctenopoma gabonense Africa 16.5 SL 1896
Ctenopoma garuanum Africa 5.3 TL 1927
Ctenopoma houyi Africa 6.6 SL 1927
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Tailspot ctenopoma Africa 18.2 SL 1896
Ctenopoma maculatum Africa 15 SL 1886
Ctenopoma multispine Manyspined ctenopoma Africa 14 TL 1844
Ctenopoma muriei Ocellated labyrinth fish Africa 7 SL 1906
Ctenopoma nebulosum Africa 9.7 SL 1990
Ctenopoma nigropannosum Twospot climbing perch Africa 15.5 SL 1875
Ctenopoma ocellatum Eyespot ctenopoma Africa 13.8 SL 1899
Ctenopoma pellegrini Africa 11.2 TL 1902
Ctenopoma petherici Africa 17.4 TL 1864
Ctenopoma riggenbachi Africa 9.1 TL 1927
Ctenopoma togoensis Africa 12 TL 1928
Ctenopoma weeksii Mottled ctenopoma Africa 12 TL 1896
Microctenopoma ansorgii Ornate ctenopoma Africa 5.4 SL 1912
Microctenopoma congicum Congo ctenopoma Africa 6.2 SL 1887
Microctenopoma damasi Africa 7 TL 1939
Microctenopoma fasciolatum Banded ctenopoma Africa 8 TL 1899
Microctenopoma intermedium Africa 6.2 TL 1920
Microctenopoma lineatum Africa 5.6 SL 1923
Microctenopoma milleri Africa 4.5 SL 1991
Microctenopoma nanum Dwarf ctenopoma Africa 6.7 SL 1896
Microctenopoma nigricans Africa 6.8 SL 1995
Microctenopoma ocellifer Africa 4.5 TL 1928
Microctenopoma pekkolai Africa 3.6 TL 1935
Microctenopoma uelense Africa 6.0 SL 1995
Sandelia bainsii Rocky kurper Africa 26 SL 1861
Sandelia capensis Cape kurper Africa 20 SL 1829



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