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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Mormyrus

(See list of species below)



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22 species (see list below)

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Africa
Max. Length 19 cm SL

 
Mormyrus bernhardi
[Bernhard's elephant-snout fish]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Mormyrus caballus Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Mormyrus caballus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL

 
Mormyrus casalis
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Mormyrus caschive Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by JJPhoto
 
Mormyrus caschive
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 26 cm TL

 
Mormyrus cyaneus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL

 
Mormyrus felixi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 34.5 cm TL

 
Mormyrus goheeni
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Mormyrus hasselquistii Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Mormyrus hasselquistii
[Elephant snout]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Mormyrus hildebrandti
[Hildebrandt's elephant-snout fish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Mormyrus iriodes
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Mormyrus kannume Forsskål, 1775

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Mormyrus kannume
[Elephant-snout fish]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Mormyrus lacerda Castelnau, 1861

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Mormyrus lacerda
[Western bottlenose mormyrid]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 75 cm SL
Mormyrus longirostris Peters, 1852

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Mormyrus longirostris
[Eastern bottlenose mormyrid]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 32 cm TL

 
Mormyrus macrocephalus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Mormyrus macrophthalmus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 46 cm TL

 
Mormyrus niloticus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Mormyrus ovis
[]

Photo by AquaNet

Africa
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Mormyrus rume Valenciennes, 1847

Photo by AquaNet
 
Mormyrus rume
[Mormyrids]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 27.1 cm SL

 
Mormyrus subundulatus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 43 cm SL

 
Mormyrus tapirus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 33.2 cm SL

 
Mormyrus tenuirostris
[Athi elephant-snout fish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 28 cm SL

 
Mormyrus thomasi
[]
22 Species of Family Mormyridae with Genus Mormyrus
(Elephantfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1926 Mormyrus bernhardi Bernhard's elephant-snout fish Africa 19 SL
1898 Mormyrus caballus Africa 50 TL
1922 Mormyrus casalis Africa 22.1 SL
1758 Mormyrus caschive Africa 100 TL
1976 Mormyrus cyaneus Africa 26 TL
1939 Mormyrus felixi Africa 14.3 SL
1919 Mormyrus goheeni Africa 34.5 TL
1847 Mormyrus hasselquistii Elephant snout Africa 50 SL
1882 Mormyrus hildebrandti Hildebrandt's elephant-snout fish Africa 20 SL
1976 Mormyrus iriodes Africa 27 TL
1775 Mormyrus kannume Elephant-snout fish Africa 100 SL
1861 Mormyrus lacerda Western bottlenose mormyrid Africa 50 TL
1852 Mormyrus longirostris Eastern bottlenose mormyrid Africa 75 SL
1929 Mormyrus macrocephalus Africa 32 TL
1866 Mormyrus macrophthalmus Africa 30 SL
1801 Mormyrus niloticus Africa 46 TL
1898 Mormyrus ovis Africa 29 TL
1847 Mormyrus rume Mormyrids Africa 100 SL
1989 Mormyrus subundulatus Africa 27.1 SL
1905 Mormyrus tapirus Africa 43 SL
1882 Mormyrus tenuirostris Athi elephant-snout fish Africa 33.2 SL
1938 Mormyrus thomasi Africa 28 SL



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