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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Hippopotamyrus

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16 species (see list below)

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Africa
Max. Length 8.6 cm TL

 
Hippopotamyrus aelsbroecki
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Hippopotamyrus ansorgii (Boulenger, 1905)

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Hippopotamyrus ansorgii
[Slender stonebasher]
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Africa
Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus castor
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Africa
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Hippopotamyrus grahami (Norman, 1928)

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Hippopotamyrus grahami
[Graham's stonebasher]
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Africa
Max. Length 30.5 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus harringtoni
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 17.2 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus longilateralis
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus macrops
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Hippopotamyrus macroterops
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL

 
Hippopotamyrus pappenheimi
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus paugyi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus pictus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Hippopotamyrus psittacus (Boulenger, 1897)

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Hippopotamyrus psittacus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus retrodorsalis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Hippopotamyrus szaboi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14 cm TL

 
Hippopotamyrus weeksii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Hippopotamyrus wilverthi
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16 Species of Family Mormyridae with Genus Hippopotamyrus
(Elephantfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1945 Hippopotamyrus aelsbroecki Africa 8.6 TL
1905 Hippopotamyrus ansorgii Slender stonebasher Africa 15 SL
1906 Hippopotamyrus castor Africa 26 SL
1928 Hippopotamyrus grahami Graham's stonebasher Africa 25 SL
1905 Hippopotamyrus harringtoni Africa 30.5 SL
2010 Hippopotamyrus longilateralis Africa 17.2 SL
1909 Hippopotamyrus macrops Africa 19 SL
1920 Hippopotamyrus macroterops Africa 9.5 TL
1910 Hippopotamyrus pappenheimi Africa 18 TL
1985 Hippopotamyrus paugyi Africa 25 SL
1864 Hippopotamyrus pictus Africa 30 SL
1897 Hippopotamyrus psittacus Africa 30 TL
1917 Hippopotamyrus retrodorsalis Africa 11.4 SL
2004 Hippopotamyrus szaboi Africa 14.6 SL
1902 Hippopotamyrus weeksii Africa 14 TL
1898 Hippopotamyrus wilverthi Africa 26 TL



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