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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Pollimyrus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pollimyrus adspersus Africa 9.8 TL 1866
Pollimyrus brevis Africa 6 TL 1913
Pollimyrus castelnaui Dwarf stonebasher Africa 7 SL 1911
Pollimyrus cuandoensis Africa 6.5 SL 2013
Pollimyrus eburneensis Africa 7.7 SL 1991
Pollimyrus guttatus Africa 5.1 TL 1936
Pollimyrus isidori Elephant Fish Africa 10.3 TL 1847
Pollimyrus maculipinnis Africa 5.7 SL 1934
Pollimyrus marianne Africa 7.3 SL 2003
Pollimyrus nigricans Dark stonebasher Africa 10 SL 1906
Pollimyrus nigripinnis Africa 11 TL 1899
Pollimyrus pedunculatus Africa 8 TL 1937
Pollimyrus petherici Africa 20 TL 1898
Pollimyrus petricolus Africa 11 SL 1954
Pollimyrus plagiostoma Africa 17 TL 1898
Pollimyrus pulverulentus Africa 10 TL 1899
Pollimyrus schreyeni Africa 7.6 SL 1972
Pollimyrus stappersii Africa 7.4 TL 1915
Pollimyrus tumifrons Africa 11.2 TL 1902



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