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) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Distichodontidae Distichodus



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Africa
Max. Length 9.3 cm TL

 
Belonophago hutsebouti
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Belonophago tinanti Poll, 1939

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Belonophago tinanti
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.7 cm TL

 
Congocharax olbrechtsi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus affinis
[Silver distichodus]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus altus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus antonii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus atroventralis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 59 cm SL

 
Distichodus brevipinnis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus decemmaculatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Distichodus engycephalus
[Perch]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
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

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

 
Distichodus langi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus lusosso
[Longsnout distichodus]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus maculatus
[Spotted citharinid]

Photo by Jessen, C.Q.

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

Photo by Jessen, C.Q.
 
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

Photo by RMCA
 
Distichodus noboli
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

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

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus notospilus
[]

Photo by FAO

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

Photo by FAO
 
Distichodus petersii
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Distichodus rostratus
[Grass-eater]

Photo by JJPhoto

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

Photo by JJPhoto
 
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

Photo by Reygel, A.
 
Distichodus teugelsi
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL
Dundocharax bidentatus Poll, 1967

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Dundocharax bidentatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Eugnathichthys eetveldii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Eugnathichthys macroterolepis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Eugnathichthys virgatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Ichthyborus besse
[]

Photo by RMCA/Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Ichthyborus congolensis Giltay, 1930

Photo by RMCA/Musschoot, T.
 
Ichthyborus congolensis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Ichthyborus monodi (Pellegrin, 1927)

Photo by RMCA
 
Ichthyborus monodi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Ichthyborus ornatus (Boulenger, 1899)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Ichthyborus ornatus
[]

Photo by Wakeford, R.C.

West Africa
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Ichthyborus quadrilineatus (Pellegrin, 1904)

Photo by Wakeford, R.C.
 
Ichthyborus quadrilineatus
[]

Photo by Mamonekene, V.

Africa
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Mesoborus crocodilus Pellegrin, 1900

Photo by Mamonekene, V.
 
Mesoborus crocodilus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Microstomatichthyoborus bashforddeani
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm TL
Microstomatichthyoborus katangae David & Poll, 1937

Photo by RMCA
 
Microstomatichthyoborus katangae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Monostichodus elongatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Monostichodus lootensi
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 5.9 cm TL
Monostichodus mesmaekersi (Poll, 1959)

Photo by RMCA
 
Monostichodus mesmaekersi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Nannaethiops bleheri
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Günther, 1872

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus
[Oneline tetra]

Photo by MNHN

Africa
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL
Nannocharax altus Pellegrin, 1930

Photo by MNHN
 
Nannocharax altus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Nannocharax angolensis (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax angolensis
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Nannocharax ansorgii Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Nannocharax ansorgii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Nannocharax brevis Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Nannocharax brevis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Nannocharax dageti
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.2 cm TL

 
Nannocharax elongatus
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Nannocharax fasciatus Günther, 1867

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Nannocharax fasciatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.4 cm TL

 
Nannocharax fasciolaris
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.3 cm TL

 
Nannocharax gracilis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Nannocharax hastatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Nannocharax hollyi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Nannocharax intermedius
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Nannocharax latifasciatus Coenen & Teugels, 1989

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Nannocharax latifasciatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Nannocharax lineomaculatus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Nannocharax lineostriatus (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax lineostriatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL

 
Nannocharax luapulae
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Nannocharax machadoi (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax machadoi
[Dwarf citharine]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Nannocharax macropterus Pellegrin, 1926

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax macropterus
[Broad-barred citharine]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Nannocharax maculicauda
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.7 cm TL

 
Nannocharax micros
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Nannocharax minutus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Nannocharax monardi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Nannocharax multifasciatus
[Multibar citharine]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Nannocharax niloticus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Nannocharax occidentalis Daget, 1959

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Nannocharax occidentalis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Nannocharax ocellicauda Boulenger, 1907

Photo by RMCA
 
Nannocharax ocellicauda
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm TL

 
Nannocharax ogoensis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Nannocharax parvus Pellegrin, 1906

Photo by RMCA
 
Nannocharax parvus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Nannocharax procatopus Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax procatopus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL

 
Nannocharax pteron
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Nannocharax reidi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Nannocharax rubensteini
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Nannocharax rubrolabiatus Van den Bergh, Teugels, Coenen & Ollevier, 1995

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Nannocharax rubrolabiatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Nannocharax schoutedeni
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Nannocharax signifer
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Nannocharax taenia
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Nannocharax uniocellatus (Pellegrin, 1926)

Photo by RMCA
 
Nannocharax uniocellatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Nannocharax usongo
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm TL
Nannocharax wittei (Poll, 1933)

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax wittei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Nannocharax zebra
[]

Photo by Bornstein, A.

Africa
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Neolebias ansorgii Boulenger, 1912

Photo by Bornstein, A.
 
Neolebias ansorgii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 1.8 cm SL
Neolebias axelrodi Poll & Gosse, 1963

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Neolebias axelrodi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Neolebias gossei
[]

Photo by Sonnenberg, R.

Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Neolebias gracilis Matthes, 1964

Photo by Sonnenberg, R.
 
Neolebias gracilis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Neolebias kerguennae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Neolebias lozii
[Banded neolebias]

Photo by Sonnenberg, R.

Africa
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Neolebias philippei Poll & Gosse, 1963

Photo by Sonnenberg, R.
 
Neolebias philippei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 1.6 cm SL

 
Neolebias powelli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 3.3 cm TL

 
Neolebias spilotaenia
[]

Photo by AquaNet

Africa
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Neolebias trewavasae Poll & Gosse, 1963

Photo by AquaNet
 
Neolebias trewavasae
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Neolebias trilineatus Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Neolebias trilineatus
[Threeline tetra]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Neolebias unifasciatus Steindachner, 1894

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Neolebias unifasciatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.6 cm TL

 
Paradistichodus dimidiatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Paraphago rostratus
[]

Photo by Mamonekene, V.

Africa
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Phago boulengeri Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by Mamonekene, V.
 
Phago boulengeri
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Phago intermedius
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Phago loricatus
[African pike-characin]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL

 
Xenocharax crassus
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Xenocharax spilurus Günther, 1867

Photo by RMCA
 
Xenocharax spilurus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Belonophago hutsebouti Africa 9.3 TL 1929
Belonophago tinanti Africa 12 TL 1939
Congocharax olbrechtsi Africa 3.7 TL 1954
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
Dundocharax bidentatus Africa 1.9 SL 1967
Eugnathichthys eetveldii Africa 29 TL 1898
Eugnathichthys macroterolepis Africa 14.5 TL 1899
Eugnathichthys virgatus Africa 10.6 SL 2013
Ichthyborus besse Africa 25 TL 1835
Ichthyborus congolensis Africa 19.5 TL 1930
Ichthyborus monodi Africa 20.8 SL 1927
Ichthyborus ornatus Africa 18 TL 1899
Ichthyborus quadrilineatus West Africa 20.8 SL 1904
Mesoborus crocodilus Africa 25 SL 1900
Microstomatichthyoborus bashforddeani Africa 7.5 TL 1917
Microstomatichthyoborus katangae Africa 5.4 TL 1937
Monostichodus elongatus Africa 9.2 SL 1886
Monostichodus lootensi Africa 4.6 SL 1968
Monostichodus mesmaekersi Africa 5.9 TL 1959
Nannaethiops bleheri Africa 2.2 SL 2003
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Oneline tetra Africa 6.2 TL 1872
Nannocharax altus Africa 5.8 TL 1930
Nannocharax angolensis Africa 3 SL 1967
Nannocharax ansorgii Africa 3.7 SL 1911
Nannocharax brevis Africa 4.5 TL 1902
Nannocharax dageti Africa 4.4 SL 2014
Nannocharax elongatus Africa 8.2 TL 1900
Nannocharax fasciatus Africa 6.6 SL 1867
Nannocharax fasciolaris Africa 3.4 TL 1927
Nannocharax gracilis Africa 4.3 TL 1939
Nannocharax hastatus Africa 3.2 SL 2014
Nannocharax hollyi Africa 3.2 SL 1936
Nannocharax intermedius Africa 5.6 SL 1903
Nannocharax latifasciatus Africa 4.9 SL 1989
Nannocharax lineomaculatus Africa 3.9 SL 1960
Nannocharax lineostriatus Africa 3 SL 1967
Nannocharax luapulae Africa 4.4 TL 1915
Nannocharax machadoi Dwarf citharine Africa 4 SL 1967
Nannocharax macropterus Broad-barred citharine Africa 6 SL 1926
Nannocharax maculicauda Africa 3 SL 1981
Nannocharax micros Africa 2.7 TL 1936
Nannocharax minutus Africa 2.7 SL 1933
Nannocharax monardi Africa 4 TL 1936
Nannocharax multifasciatus Multibar citharine Africa 6 TL 1923
Nannocharax niloticus Africa 4.7 SL 1835
Nannocharax occidentalis Africa 5.8 SL 1959
Nannocharax ocellicauda Africa 3.5 SL 1907
Nannocharax ogoensis Africa 4.2 TL 1911
Nannocharax parvus Africa 5.3 SL 1906
Nannocharax procatopus Africa 8 TL 1920
Nannocharax pteron Africa 5.8 TL 1936
Nannocharax reidi Africa 6.4 SL 2004
Nannocharax rubensteini Africa 2.6 SL 2013
Nannocharax rubrolabiatus Africa 6.1 SL 1995
Nannocharax schoutedeni Africa 4.5 TL 1939
Nannocharax signifer Africa 5.7 SL 2010
Nannocharax taenia Africa 7 TL 1902
Nannocharax uniocellatus Africa 2.8 SL 1926
Nannocharax usongo Africa 4.4 SL 2009
Nannocharax wittei Africa 4.8 TL 1933
Nannocharax zebra Africa 4.1 SL 2009
Neolebias ansorgii Africa 2.6 SL 1912
Neolebias axelrodi Africa 1.8 SL 1963
Neolebias gossei Africa 2.8 SL 1964
Neolebias gracilis Africa 3.9 SL 1964
Neolebias kerguennae Africa 2.7 SL 1980
Neolebias lozii Banded neolebias Africa 1.8 SL 1993
Neolebias philippei Africa 2.9 SL 1963
Neolebias powelli Africa 1.6 SL 1990
Neolebias spilotaenia Africa 3.3 TL 1912
Neolebias trewavasae Africa 4.1 SL 1963
Neolebias trilineatus Threeline tetra Africa 3.3 SL 1899
Neolebias unifasciatus Africa 4.2 SL 1894
Paradistichodus dimidiatus Africa 7.6 TL 1904
Paraphago rostratus Africa 13 TL 1899
Phago boulengeri Africa 17 TL 1891
Phago intermedius Africa 16 TL 1899
Phago loricatus African pike-characin Africa 16.5 SL 1865
Xenocharax crassus Africa 16.4 SL 1900
Xenocharax spilurus Africa 26 TL 1867



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