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Class: Dipneusti
Order: Ceratodontiformes
Family: Protopteridae African lungfishes

Genus: Protopterus

(See list of species below)



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Africa
Max. Length 200 cm TL
Protopterus aethiopicus Heckel, 1851

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Protopterus aethiopicus
[Marbled lungfish]



Africa
Max. Length 44.3 cm TL
Protopterus amphibius (Peters, 1844)

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Protopterus amphibius
[Gilled lungfish]



Africa
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Protopterus annectens (Owen, 1839)

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Protopterus annectens
[West African lungfish]



Africa
Max. Length 130 cm TL
Protopterus dolloi Boulenger, 1900

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Protopterus dolloi
[Slender lungfish]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Protopterus aethiopicus Marbled lungfish Africa 200 TL 1851
Protopterus amphibius Gilled lungfish Africa 44.3 TL 1844
Protopterus annectens West African lungfish Africa 100 TL 1839
Protopterus dolloi Slender lungfish Africa 130 TL 1900



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