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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Characiformes
Family: Citharinidae Lutefishes

Genus: Citharinus

(See list of species below)



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Africa
Max. Length 58 cm SL
Citharinus citharus (Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire, 1809)

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Citharinus citharus
[Moon fish]



Africa
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Citharinus congicus Boulenger, 1897

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Citharinus congicus
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Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Citharinus eburneensis
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Africa
Max. Length 61 cm TL
Citharinus gibbosus Boulenger, 1899

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Citharinus gibbosus
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Africa
Max. Length 84 cm SL
Citharinus latus Müller & Troschel, 1844

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Citharinus latus
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Max. Length 75 cm TL

 
Citharinus macrolepis
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6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Citharinus citharus Moon fish Africa 58 SL 1809
Citharinus congicus Africa 43 TL 1897
Citharinus eburneensis Africa 17.5 SL 1962
Citharinus gibbosus Africa 61 TL 1899
Citharinus latus Africa 84 SL 1844
Citharinus macrolepis Africa 75 TL 1899



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