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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Petrocephalus

(See list of species below)



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43 species (see list below)

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Africa
Max. Length 14.1 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus ansorgii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Petrocephalus balayi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 20 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus bane
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus binotatus
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Petrocephalus bovei (Valenciennes, 1847)

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Petrocephalus bovei
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

East Africa
Max. Length 15 cm FL
Petrocephalus catostoma (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Petrocephalus catostoma
[Churchill]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL
Petrocephalus christyi Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Petrocephalus christyi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Petrocephalus congicus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Petrocephalus cunganus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.1 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus degeni
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus frieli
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 15 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus gliroides
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 9.5 cm TL
Petrocephalus grandoculis Boulenger, 1920

Photo by RMCA
 
Petrocephalus grandoculis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Petrocephalus haullevillii
[]

Photo by Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Petrocephalus hutereaui (Boulenger, 1913)

Photo by Musschoot, T.
 
Petrocephalus hutereaui
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 12 cm TL

 
Petrocephalus keatingii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 13 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus levequei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.9 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus longianalis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus longicapitis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus magnitrunci
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10.9 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus magnoculis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus mbossou
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Petrocephalus microphthalmus Pellegrin, 1909

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Petrocephalus microphthalmus
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus odzalaensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus okavangensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Petrocephalus pellegrini Poll, 1941

Photo by Mody, K.
 
Petrocephalus pellegrini
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus petersi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus pulsivertens
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Petrocephalus sauvagii
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.6 cm TL

 
Petrocephalus schoutedeni
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus similis
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Petrocephalus simus Sauvage, 1879

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Petrocephalus simus
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Petrocephalus soudanensis Bigorne & Paugy, 1990

Photo by RMCA
 
Petrocephalus soudanensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus squalostoma
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus steindachneri
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No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.9 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus stuhlmanni
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus sullivani
[]

Photo by de Vos, L.

Africa
Max. Length 15.2 cm TL
Petrocephalus tanensis Whitehead & Greenwood, 1959

Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Petrocephalus tanensis
[Tana-churchill]

Photo by Palmer, R.

Africa
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Petrocephalus tenuicauda (Steindachner, 1894)

Photo by Palmer, R.
 
Petrocephalus tenuicauda
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus valentini
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 11.4 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus wesselsi
[Southern Churchill]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL

 
Petrocephalus zakoni
[]
43 Species of Family Mormyridae with Genus Petrocephalus
(Elephantfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1903 Petrocephalus ansorgii Africa 14.1 SL
1883 Petrocephalus balayi Africa 11 TL
1803 Petrocephalus bane Africa 20 SL
1924 Petrocephalus binotatus Africa 10 SL
1847 Petrocephalus bovei Africa 11 SL
1866 Petrocephalus catostoma Churchill East Africa 15 FL
1920 Petrocephalus christyi Africa 7.7 TL
1937 Petrocephalus congicus Africa 9 TL
1910 Petrocephalus cunganus Africa 11 TL
1906 Petrocephalus degeni Africa 8.1 SL
2012 Petrocephalus frieli Africa 9.1 SL
1897 Petrocephalus gliroides Africa 15 SL
1920 Petrocephalus grandoculis Africa 9.5 TL
1912 Petrocephalus haullevillii Africa 7 TL
1913 Petrocephalus hutereaui Africa 6 TL
1901 Petrocephalus keatingii Africa 12 TL
1990 Petrocephalus levequei Africa 13 SL
2012 Petrocephalus longianalis Africa 11.9 SL
2012 Petrocephalus longicapitis Africa 11 SL
2012 Petrocephalus magnitrunci Africa 8.9 SL
2012 Petrocephalus magnoculis Africa 10.9 SL
2010 Petrocephalus mbossou Africa 12.7 SL
1909 Petrocephalus microphthalmus Africa 5.2 TL
2010 Petrocephalus odzalaensis Africa 9.9 SL
2012 Petrocephalus okavangensis Africa 9.5 SL
1990 Petrocephalus pallidomaculatus Africa 8.5 SL
1941 Petrocephalus pellegrini Africa 9.1 SL
2012 Petrocephalus petersi Africa 7.3 SL
2010 Petrocephalus pulsivertens Africa 11.5 SL
1887 Petrocephalus sauvagii Africa 17.5 TL
1954 Petrocephalus schoutedeni Africa 5.6 TL
2011 Petrocephalus similis Africa 10.8 SL
1879 Petrocephalus simus Africa 12 TL
1990 Petrocephalus soudanensis Africa 9.1 SL
1915 Petrocephalus squalostoma Africa 12.2 SL
1958 Petrocephalus steindachneri Africa 6.6 SL
1909 Petrocephalus stuhlmanni Africa 7.9 SL
2004 Petrocephalus sullivani Africa 9.3 SL
1959 Petrocephalus tanensis Tana-churchill Africa 15.2 TL
1894 Petrocephalus tenuicauda Africa 11.3 SL
2010 Petrocephalus valentini Africa 7.7 SL
2000 Petrocephalus wesselsi Southern Churchill Africa 11.4 SL
2010 Petrocephalus zakoni Africa 8.6 SL



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