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Family: Malapteruridae Electric catfishes



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21 species (see list below)

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Africa
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL

 
Malapterurus barbatus
[]
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Africa
Max. Length 22.3 cm SL

 
Malapterurus beninensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Malapterurus cavalliensis
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

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

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Malapterurus electricus
[Electric catfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Malapterurus leonensis
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

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

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus melanochir
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 55.5 cm SL
Malapterurus microstoma Poll & Gosse, 1969

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

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 102 cm SL
Malapterurus minjiriya Sagua, 1987

Photo by RMCA
 
Malapterurus minjiriya
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 58 cm SL
Malapterurus monsembeensis Roberts, 2000

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus monsembeensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 32 cm SL

 
Malapterurus occidentalis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 21.5 cm SL

 
Malapterurus oguensis
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

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

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus punctatus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

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

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus shirensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Malapterurus stiassnyae
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

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

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus tanganyikaensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 26 cm SL

 
Malapterurus tanoensis
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

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

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus teugelsi
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 24 cm SL
Malapterurus thysi Norris, 2002

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Malapterurus thysi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Paradoxoglanis caudivittatus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

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

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Paradoxoglanis cryptus
[]

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens

Africa
Max. Length 16.9 cm SL
Paradoxoglanis parvus Norris, 2002

Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Paradoxoglanis parvus
[]
21 Species of Family Malapteruridae
(Electric catfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2002 Malapterurus barbatus Africa 21.5 SL
1855 Malapterurus beninensis Africa 22.3 SL
2000 Malapterurus cavalliensis Africa 12.1 SL
1789 Malapterurus electricus Electric catfish Africa 122 SL
2000 Malapterurus leonensis Africa 15.5 SL
2002 Malapterurus melanochir Africa 98 SL
1969 Malapterurus microstoma Smallmouth electric catfish Africa 55.5 SL
1987 Malapterurus minjiriya Africa 102 SL
2000 Malapterurus monsembeensis Africa 58 SL
2002 Malapterurus occidentalis Africa 32 SL
1879 Malapterurus oguensis Africa 21.5 SL
2002 Malapterurus punctatus Africa 21.5 SL
2000 Malapterurus shirensis Africa 37.2 SL
2002 Malapterurus stiassnyae Africa 30 SL
2000 Malapterurus tanganyikaensis Africa 49.5 SL
2000 Malapterurus tanoensis Africa 26 SL
2002 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



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