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Family: Malapteruridae Electric catfishes



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Max. Length 21.5 cm SL

 
Malapterurus barbatus
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Max. Length 22.3 cm SL

 
Malapterurus beninensis
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Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Malapterurus cavalliensis
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Africa
Max. Length 122 cm SL
Malapterurus electricus (Gmelin, 1789)

Photo by Photo by Nightingale, A.
 
Malapterurus electricus
[Electric catfish]
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Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Malapterurus leonensis
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Africa
Max. Length 98 cm SL
Malapterurus melanochir Norris, 2002

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus melanochir
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Africa
Max. Length 55.5 cm SL
Malapterurus microstoma Poll & Gosse, 1969

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Malapterurus microstoma
[Smallmouth electric catfish]



Africa
Max. Length 51 cm SL
Malapterurus minjiriya Sagua, 1987

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Malapterurus minjiriya
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Africa
Max. Length 58 cm SL
Malapterurus monsembeensis Roberts, 2000

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus monsembeensis
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Max. Length 32 cm SL

 
Malapterurus occidentalis
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Max. Length 21.5 cm SL

 
Malapterurus oguensis
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Africa
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL
Malapterurus punctatus Norris, 2002

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus punctatus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 37.2 cm SL
Malapterurus shirensis Roberts, 2000

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus shirensis
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Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Malapterurus stiassnyae
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Africa
Max. Length 49.5 cm SL
Malapterurus tanganyikaensis Roberts, 2000

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Malapterurus tanganyikaensis
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Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Malapterurus tanoensis
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Africa
Max. Length 21.2 cm SL
Malapterurus teugelsi Norris, 2002

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus teugelsi
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Africa
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Malapterurus thysi Norris, 2002

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus thysi
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Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Paradoxoglanis caudivittatus
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Africa
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL
Paradoxoglanis cryptus Norris, 2002

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Paradoxoglanis cryptus
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Africa
Max. Length 16.9 cm SL
Paradoxoglanis parvus Norris, 2002

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Paradoxoglanis parvus
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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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