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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Mormyrus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Mormyrus bernhardi Bernhard's elephant-snout fish Africa 19 SL 1926
Mormyrus caballus Africa 50 TL 1898
Mormyrus casalis Africa 22.1 SL 1922
Mormyrus caschive Africa 100 TL 1758
Mormyrus cyaneus Africa 26 TL 1976
Mormyrus felixi Africa 14.3 SL 1939
Mormyrus goheeni Africa 34.5 TL 1919
Mormyrus hasselquistii Elephant snout Africa 50 SL 1847
Mormyrus hildebrandti Hildebrandt's elephant-snout fish Africa 20 SL 1882
Mormyrus iriodes Africa 27 TL 1976
Mormyrus kannume Elephant-snout fish Africa 100 SL 1775
Mormyrus lacerda Western bottlenose mormyrid Africa 50 TL 1861
Mormyrus longirostris Eastern bottlenose mormyrid Africa 75 SL 1852
Mormyrus macrocephalus Africa 42 TL 1929
Mormyrus macrophthalmus Africa 30 SL 1866
Mormyrus niloticus Africa 46 TL 1801
Mormyrus ovis Africa 29 TL 1898
Mormyrus rume Mormyrids Mormyrus rume rume 100 SL 1847
Mormyrus subundulatus Africa 27.1 SL 1989
Mormyrus tapirus Africa 43 SL 1905
Mormyrus tenuirostris Athi elephant-snout fish Africa 33.2 SL 1882
Mormyrus thomasi Africa 28 SL 1938

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