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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Mormyrops

(See list of species below)



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Africa
Max. Length 150 cm TL
Mormyrops anguilloides (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Mormyrops anguilloides
[Cornish jack]



Africa
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Mormyrops attenuatus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Mormyrops attenuatus
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Max. Length 28 cm TL

 
Mormyrops batesianus
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Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Mormyrops boulengeri
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Africa
Max. Length 65 cm SL
Mormyrops breviceps Steindachner, 1894

Photo by Photo by Wakeford, R.C.
 
Mormyrops breviceps
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Max. Length 46 cm SL

 
Mormyrops caballus
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Max. Length 35.5 cm SL

 
Mormyrops citernii
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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Mormyrops curtus
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Max. Length 43 cm SL

 
Mormyrops curviceps
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Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Mormyrops engystoma
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Max. Length 31.5 cm TL

 
Mormyrops furcidens
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Max. Length 18.2 cm TL

 
Mormyrops intermedius
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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Mormyrops lineolatus
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Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Mormyrops mariae
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Max. Length 41 cm TL

 
Mormyrops masuianus
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Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Mormyrops microstoma
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Max. Length 34 cm TL

 
Mormyrops nigricans
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Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Mormyrops oudoti
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Max. Length 16.5 cm TL

 
Mormyrops parvus
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Max. Length 63 cm TL

 
Mormyrops sirenoides
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Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Mormyrops zanclirostris
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21 species

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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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