Fish Identification: Find Species


Family: Malapteruridae Electric catfishes



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21 species
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Malapterurus barbatus Africa 21.5 SL 2002
Malapterurus beninensis Africa 22.3 SL 1855
Malapterurus cavalliensis Africa 12.2 SL 2000
Malapterurus electricus Electric catfish Africa 122 SL 1789
Malapterurus leonensis Africa 15.5 SL 2000
Malapterurus melanochir Africa 98 SL 2002
Malapterurus microstoma Smallmouth electric catfish Africa 55.5 SL 1969
Malapterurus minjiriya Africa 51 SL 1987
Malapterurus monsembeensis Africa 58 SL 2000
Malapterurus occidentalis Africa 32 SL 2002
Malapterurus oguensis Africa 21.5 SL 1879
Malapterurus punctatus Africa 21.5 SL 2002
Malapterurus shirensis Africa 37.2 SL 2000
Malapterurus stiassnyae Africa 30 SL 2002
Malapterurus tanganyikaensis Africa 49.5 SL 2000
Malapterurus tanoensis Africa 26 SL 2000
Malapterurus teugelsi Africa 21.2 SL 2002
Malapterurus thysi Africa 24 SL 2002
Paradoxoglanis caudivittatus Africa 12.5 SL 2002
Paradoxoglanis cryptus Africa 11.9 SL 2002
Paradoxoglanis parvus Africa 16.9 SL 2002



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