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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Petrocephalus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Petrocephalus ansorgii Africa 14.1 SL 1903
Petrocephalus arnegardi Africa 9.0 2014
Petrocephalus balayi Africa 11 TL 1883
Petrocephalus bane Africa 20 SL 1803
Petrocephalus binotatus Africa 10 SL 1924
Petrocephalus boboto Africa 5.7 SL 2014
Petrocephalus bovei Africa 11.2 TL 1847
Petrocephalus catostoma Churchill East Africa 15 FL 1866
Petrocephalus christyi Africa 7.7 TL 1920
Petrocephalus congicus Africa 9 TL 1937
Petrocephalus cunganus Africa 11 TL 1910
Petrocephalus degeni Africa 8.1 SL 1906
Petrocephalus frieli Africa 9.1 SL 2012
Petrocephalus gliroides Africa 15 SL 1897
Petrocephalus grandoculis Africa 9.5 TL 1920
Petrocephalus haullevillii Africa 7 TL 1912
Petrocephalus hutereaui Africa 6 TL 1913
Petrocephalus keatingii Africa 12 TL 1901
Petrocephalus leo Africa 7.9 SL 2016
Petrocephalus levequei Africa 13 SL 1990
Petrocephalus longianalis Africa 11.9 SL 2012
Petrocephalus longicapitis Africa 11 SL 2012
Petrocephalus magnitrunci Africa 8.9 SL 2012
Petrocephalus magnoculis Africa 10.9 SL 2012
Petrocephalus mbossou Africa 12.7 SL 2010
Petrocephalus microphthalmus Africa 5.2 TL 1909
Petrocephalus odzalaensis Africa 9.9 SL 2010
Petrocephalus okavangensis Africa 9.5 SL 2012
Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus Africa 9.7 TL 1990
Petrocephalus pellegrini Africa 9.1 SL 1941
Petrocephalus petersi Africa 7.3 SL 2012
Petrocephalus pulsivertens Africa 11.5 SL 2010
Petrocephalus sauvagii Africa 17.5 TL 1887
Petrocephalus schoutedeni Africa 5.6 TL 1954
Petrocephalus similis Africa 11.9 SL 2011
Petrocephalus simus Africa 12 TL 1879
Petrocephalus soudanensis Africa 10.8 TL 1990
Petrocephalus squalostoma Africa 12.2 SL 1915
Petrocephalus steindachneri Africa 6.6 SL 1958
Petrocephalus stuhlmanni Africa 7.9 SL 1909
Petrocephalus sullivani Africa 9.3 SL 2004
Petrocephalus tanensis Tana-churchill Africa 15.2 TL 1959
Petrocephalus tenuicauda Africa 11.3 SL 1894
Petrocephalus valentini Africa 7.7 SL 2010
Petrocephalus wesselsi Southern Churchill Africa 11.4 SL 2000
Petrocephalus zakoni Africa 8.6 SL 2010



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