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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Mormyrops

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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