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Family: Procatopodidae African lampeyes



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73 species
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Africa
Max. Length 3.1 cm SL
Aapticheilichthys websteri (Huber, 2007)

Photo by Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Aapticheilichthys websteri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen
[Banded lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Congopanchax brichardi Poll, 1971

Photo by Photo by Greco, F.M.
 
Congopanchax brichardi
[Brichard's lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.3 cm TL

 
Congopanchax myersi
[Hummingbird lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Hylopanchax leki
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Hylopanchax moke
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Hylopanchax ndeko
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Hylopanchax paucisquamatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Hylopanchax silvestris (Poll & Lambert, 1958)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Hylopanchax silvestris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Hylopanchax stictopleuron
[Blue lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Hypsopanchax catenatus Radda, 1981

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Hypsopanchax catenatus
[Chain lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Hypsopanchax jobaerti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Hypsopanchax jubbi
[Southern deepbody]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Hypsopanchax platysternus (Nichols & Griscom, 1917)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Hypsopanchax platysternus
[Zaire lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Hypsopanchax stiassnyae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Hypsopanchax zebra (Pellegrin, 1929)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Hypsopanchax zebra
[Zebra lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Laciris pelagica
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.8 cm TL

 
Lacustricola atripinna
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Lacustricola bukobanus (Ahl, 1924)

Photo by Photo by Grimm, M.
 
Lacustricola bukobanus
[Bukoba lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 3.3 cm TL
Lacustricola centralis (Seegers, 1996)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Lacustricola centralis
[Cental east african lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Lacustricola jeanneli
[Omo lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Lacustricola kassenjiensis
[Kasenye lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Lacustricola katangae (Boulenger, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Lacustricola katangae
[Striped topminnow]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Lacustricola kongoranensis
[Kongoro lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Lacustricola lacustris
[Kibiti Lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Lacustricola lualabaensis
[Lualaba lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Lacustricola macrurus (Boulenger, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Lacustricola macrurus
[Big tailed lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Lacustricola maculatus
[Spotted lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm TL
Lacustricola matthesi (Seegers, 1996)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Lacustricola matthesi
[Saisi lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Lacustricola mediolateralis (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Lacustricola mediolateralis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Lacustricola moeruensis (Boulenger, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Lacustricola moeruensis
[Moero lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Lacustricola myaposae (Boulenger, 1908)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Lacustricola myaposae
[Natal topminnow]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Lacustricola nigrolateralis (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Lacustricola nigrolateralis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Lacustricola omoculatus
[Ruaha lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Lacustricola pumilus (Boulenger, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Lacustricola pumilus
[Tanganyika lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm TL

 
Lacustricola usanguensis
[Usangu lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Lacustricola vitschumbaensis (Ahl, 1924)

Photo by Photo by Grimm, M.
 
Lacustricola vitschumbaensis
[Bitschumbi lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Lamprichthys tanganicanus (Boulenger, 1898)

Photo by Photo by Melandri, G.
 
Lamprichthys tanganicanus
[Tanganyika killifish]



Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Micropanchax antinorii (Vinciguerra, 1883)

Photo by Photo by Grimm, M.
 
Micropanchax antinorii
[Black lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Micropanchax bracheti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm TL

 
Micropanchax camerunensis
[Cameroon lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Micropanchax ehrichi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Micropanchax fuelleborni (Ahl, 1924)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Micropanchax fuelleborni
[Lake Rukwa lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Micropanchax hutereaui (Boulenger, 1913)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Micropanchax hutereaui
[Meshscaled topminnow]



Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm TL
Micropanchax johnstoni (Günther, 1894)

Photo by Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Micropanchax johnstoni
[Johnston's topminnow]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.5 cm TL

 
Micropanchax keilhacki
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Micropanchax kingii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Micropanchax loati (Boulenger, 1901)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Micropanchax loati
[Nile killifish]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.9 cm SL

 
Micropanchax petnehazyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm TL

 
Micropanchax pfaffi
[Pfaff's lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 3 cm TL
Micropanchax rudolfianus (Worthington, 1932)

Photo by Photo by KMFRI
 
Micropanchax rudolfianus
[Lake Rudolf lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Plataplochilus cabindae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.1 cm SL

 
Plataplochilus chalcopyrus
[Flame lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Plataplochilus loemensis (Pellegrin, 1924)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Plataplochilus loemensis
[Loeme lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Plataplochilus miltotaenia
[Red striped lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Plataplochilus mimus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Plataplochilus ngaensis (Ahl, 1924)

Photo by Photo by Noren, M.
 
Plataplochilus ngaensis
[Nga lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.5 cm SL

 
Plataplochilus pulcher
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Plataplochilus terveri (Huber, 1981)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Plataplochilus terveri
[Terver's lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Platypanchax modestus (Pappenheim, 1914)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Platypanchax modestus
[Ruwenzori lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Poropanchax luxophthalmus (Brüning, 1929)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Poropanchax luxophthalmus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Poropanchax normani (Ahl, 1928)

Photo by Photo by Broad, C.
 
Poropanchax normani
[Norman's lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.0 cm SL

 
Poropanchax pepo
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm TL

 
Poropanchax rancureli
[Rancurel's lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Poropanchax scheeli (Roman, 1971)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Poropanchax scheeli
[Scheel's lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.4 cm SL

 
Poropanchax stigmatopygus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Procatopus aberrans Ahl, 1927

Photo by Photo by Schmaus, G.
 
Procatopus aberrans
[Bluegreen lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Procatopus nototaenia Boulenger, 1904

Photo by Photo by Calypso Photolibrary
 
Procatopus nototaenia
[Large finned lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Procatopus similis Ahl, 1927

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Procatopus similis
[Variable lampeye]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Rhexipanchax kabae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Rhexipanchax lamberti (Daget, 1962)

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Rhexipanchax lamberti
[Lambert's lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Rhexipanchax nimbaensis (Daget, 1948)

Photo by Photo by Van der Zee, J.R.
 
Rhexipanchax nimbaensis
[Mt. Nimba lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Rhexipanchax schiotzi (Scheel, 1968)

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Rhexipanchax schiotzi
[Schiøtz' lampeye]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Aapticheilichthys websteri Africa 3.1 SL 2007
Aplocheilichthys spilauchen Banded lampeye Africa 8 TL 1861
Congopanchax brichardi Brichard's lampeye Africa 3 TL 1971
Congopanchax myersi Hummingbird lampeye Africa 2.3 TL 1952
Hylopanchax leki Africa 2.9 SL 2013
Hylopanchax moke Africa 2.1 SL 2013
Hylopanchax ndeko Africa 3 SL 2013
Hylopanchax paucisquamatus Africa 2.6 SL 2014
Hylopanchax silvestris Africa 4 SL 1958
Hylopanchax stictopleuron Blue lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1949
Hypsopanchax catenatus Chain lampeye Africa 6 TL 1981
Hypsopanchax jobaerti Africa 4.5 TL 1965
Hypsopanchax jubbi Southern deepbody Africa 5 TL 1965
Hypsopanchax platysternus Zaire lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1917
Hypsopanchax stiassnyae Africa 3.0 SL 2015
Hypsopanchax zebra Zebra lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1929
Laciris pelagica Africa 8 TL 1932
Lacustricola atripinna Africa 3.8 TL 1896
Lacustricola bukobanus Bukoba lampeye Africa 5 TL 1924
Lacustricola centralis Cental east african lampeye Africa 3.3 TL 1996
Lacustricola jeanneli Omo lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1935
Lacustricola kassenjiensis Kasenye lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1924
Lacustricola katangae Striped topminnow Africa 4.5 TL 1912
Lacustricola kongoranensis Kongoro lampeye Africa 4 TL 1924
Lacustricola lacustris Kibiti Lampeye Africa 4 TL 1984
Lacustricola lualabaensis Lualaba lampeye Africa 4 TL 1938
Lacustricola macrurus Big tailed lampeye Africa 5 TL 1904
Lacustricola maculatus Spotted lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1957
Lacustricola matthesi Saisi lampeye Africa 3.9 TL 1996
Lacustricola mediolateralis Africa 5 TL 1967
Lacustricola moeruensis Moero lampeye Africa 4 TL 1914
Lacustricola myaposae Natal topminnow Africa 5.5 TL 1908
Lacustricola nigrolateralis Africa 4 TL 1967
Lacustricola omoculatus Ruaha lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1977
Lacustricola pumilus Tanganyika lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1906
Lacustricola usanguensis Usangu lampeye Africa 3 TL 1977
Lacustricola vitschumbaensis Bitschumbi lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1924
Lamprichthys tanganicanus Tanganyika killifish Africa 15 SL 1898
Micropanchax antinorii Black lampeye Africa 4.5 TL 1883
Micropanchax bracheti Africa 4 TL 1983
Micropanchax camerunensis Cameroon lampeye Africa 3 TL 1971
Micropanchax ehrichi Africa 4 TL 1994
Micropanchax fuelleborni Lake Rukwa lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1924
Micropanchax hutereaui Meshscaled topminnow Africa 3.5 TL 1913
Micropanchax johnstoni Johnston's topminnow Africa 8.5 TL 1894
Micropanchax keilhacki Africa 2.5 TL 1928
Micropanchax kingii Africa 4 TL 1913
Micropanchax loati Nile killifish Africa 4 TL 1901
Micropanchax petnehazyi Africa 1.9 SL 2018
Micropanchax pfaffi Pfaff's lampeye Africa 3.5 TL 1954
Micropanchax rudolfianus Lake Rudolf lampeye Africa 3 TL 1932
Plataplochilus cabindae Africa 5 TL 1911
Plataplochilus chalcopyrus Flame lampeye Africa 3.1 SL 1963
Plataplochilus loemensis Loeme lampeye Africa 6 TL 1924
Plataplochilus miltotaenia Red striped lampeye Africa 5 TL 1963
Plataplochilus mimus Africa 2.9 SL 1967
Plataplochilus ngaensis Nga lampeye Africa 5 TL 1924
Plataplochilus pulcher Africa 3.5 SL 1967
Plataplochilus terveri Terver's lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1981
Platypanchax modestus Ruwenzori lampeye Africa 6 TL 1914
Poropanchax luxophthalmus Africa 4 TL 1929
Poropanchax normani Norman's lampeye Africa 4.5 TL 1928
Poropanchax pepo Africa 3.0 SL 2019
Poropanchax rancureli Rancurel's lampeye Africa 5 TL 1965
Poropanchax scheeli Scheel's lampeye Africa 4 TL 1971
Poropanchax stigmatopygus West Africa. 2.4 SL 2004
Procatopus aberrans Bluegreen lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1927
Procatopus nototaenia Large finned lampeye Africa 6 TL 1904
Procatopus similis Variable lampeye Africa 6 TL 1927
Rhexipanchax kabae Africa 4.5 TL 1962
Rhexipanchax lamberti Lambert's lampeye Africa 4.5 TL 1962
Rhexipanchax nimbaensis Mt. Nimba lampeye Africa 4.5 TL 1948
Rhexipanchax schiotzi Schiøtz' lampeye Africa 4 TL 1968



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