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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Notopteridae Featherbacks or knifefishes

Genus: Chitala

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Photo by Warren, T.

Asia
Max. Length 120 cm SL
Chitala blanci (d'Aubenton, 1965)

Photo by Warren, T.
 
Chitala blanci
[Indochina featherback]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 39.3 cm SL

 
Chitala borneensis
[]

Photo by Mahalder, B.

Asia
Max. Length 122 cm SL
Chitala chitala (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Chitala chitala
[Clown knifefish]
No picture found
Asia
Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Chitala hypselonotus
[]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Asia
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Chitala lopis (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Chitala lopis
[Giant featherback]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

Asia
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Chitala ornata (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Chitala ornata
[Clown featherback]
6 Species of Family Notopteridae with Genus Chitala
(Featherbacks or knifefishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1965 Chitala blanci Indochina featherback Asia 120 SL
1851 Chitala borneensis Asia 39.3 SL
1822 Chitala chitala Clown knifefish Asia 122 SL
1851 Chitala hypselonotus Asia 100 TL
1851 Chitala lopis Giant featherback Asia 150 SL
1831 Chitala ornata Clown featherback Asia 100 SL



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