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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Alestidae African tetras

Genus: Brachypetersius

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Brachypetersius altus Africa 6.5 TL 1899
Brachypetersius cadwaladeri Africa 4.3 TL 1930
Brachypetersius gabonensis Africa 7 SL 1967
Brachypetersius huloti Africa 7 TL 1954
Brachypetersius notospilus Africa 7.4 TL 1930
Brachypetersius pseudonummifer Africa 8 TL 1967



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