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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Alestidae African tetras

Genus: Alestes

(See list of species below)



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7 species (see list below)

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Africa
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Alestes ansorgii
[]

Photo by Payne, A.

Africa
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Alestes baremoze (Joannis, 1835)

Photo by Payne, A.
 
Alestes baremoze
[Silversides]

Photo by Nightingale, A.

Africa
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Alestes dentex (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Nightingale, A.
 
Alestes dentex
[Characin]
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Africa
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Alestes inferus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Alestes liebrechtsii
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alestes macrophthalmus Günther, 1867

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Alestes macrophthalmus
[Torpedo robber]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Alestes stuhlmannii Pfeffer, 1896

Photo by FAO
 
Alestes stuhlmannii
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7 Species of Family Alestidae with Genus Alestes
(African tetras)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1910 Alestes ansorgii Africa 27 TL
1835 Alestes baremoze Silversides Africa 43 TL
1758 Alestes dentex Characin Africa 55 TL
2009 Alestes inferus Africa 9.4 SL
1898 Alestes liebrechtsii Africa 40 TL
1867 Alestes macrophthalmus Torpedo robber Africa 60 SL
1896 Alestes stuhlmannii Africa 21 SL



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