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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Characiformes
Family: Alestidae African tetras

Genus: Alestes

(See list of species below)



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7 species
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Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Alestes ansorgii
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Africa
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Alestes baremoze (Joannis, 1835)

Photo by Photo by Payne, A.
 
Alestes baremoze
[Silversides]



Africa
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Alestes dentex (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Alestes dentex
[Characin]
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Max. Length 9.4 cm SL

 
Alestes inferus
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Max. Length 40 cm TL

 
Alestes liebrechtsii
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Africa
Max. Length 60 cm SL
Alestes macrophthalmus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Alestes macrophthalmus
[Torpedo robber]



Africa
Max. Length 21 cm SL
Alestes stuhlmannii Pfeffer, 1896

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Alestes stuhlmannii
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alestes ansorgii Africa 27 TL 1910
Alestes baremoze Silversides Africa 43 TL 1835
Alestes dentex Characin Africa 55 TL 1758
Alestes inferus Africa 9.4 SL 2009
Alestes liebrechtsii Africa 40 TL 1898
Alestes macrophthalmus Torpedo robber Africa 60 SL 1867
Alestes stuhlmannii Africa 21 SL 1896



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