SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=37) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Notopteridae Featherbacks or knifefishes



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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]

Photo by Sen, S.K.

Asia
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Notopterus notopterus (Pallas, 1769)

Photo by Sen, S.K.
 
Notopterus notopterus
[Bronze featherback]

Photo by Kaladjian, M.

Africa
Max. Length 80 cm TL
Papyrocranus afer (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Kaladjian, M.
 
Papyrocranus afer
[Reticulate knifefish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 21.4 cm SL

 
Papyrocranus congoensis
[]

Photo by Kaladjian, M.

Africa
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Xenomystus nigri (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Kaladjian, M.
 
Xenomystus nigri
[African knifefish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chitala blanci Indochina featherback Asia 120 SL 1965
Chitala borneensis Asia 39.3 SL 1851
Chitala chitala Clown knifefish Asia 122 SL 1822
Chitala hypselonotus Asia 100 TL 1851
Chitala lopis Giant featherback Asia 150 SL 1851
Chitala ornata Clown featherback Asia 100 SL 1831
Notopterus notopterus Bronze featherback Asia 60 SL 1769
Papyrocranus afer Reticulate knifefish Africa 80 TL 1868
Papyrocranus congoensis Africa 21.4 SL 1932
Xenomystus nigri African knifefish Africa 30 SL 1868



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