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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Amphiliidae Loach catfishes
Subfamily: Doumeinae
Genus: Phractura

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Africa
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Phractura ansorgii Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Phractura ansorgii
[African whiptailed catfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm TL

 
Phractura bovei
[]
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Max. Length 8.5 cm SL

 
Phractura brevicauda
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL
Phractura clauseni Daget & Stauch, 1963

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Phractura clauseni
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Max. Length 12.5 cm TL

 
Phractura fasciata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.4 cm SL

 
Phractura gladysae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Phractura intermedia
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Phractura lindica
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm SL

 
Phractura longicauda
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Africa
Max. Length 9.1 cm SL
Phractura macrura Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by RMCA / Mark Hanssens
 
Phractura macrura
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Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Phractura scaphyrhynchura (Vaillant, 1886)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Phractura scaphyrhynchura
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No picture found

Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Phractura stiassny
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Max. Length 9.5 cm TL

 
Phractura tenuicauda
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13 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Phractura ansorgii African whiptailed catfish Africa 9 TL 1902
Phractura bovei Africa 11 TL 1892
Phractura brevicauda Africa 8.5 SL 1911
Phractura clauseni Africa 7.8 SL 1963
Phractura fasciata Africa 12.5 TL 1920
Phractura gladysae Africa 12.4 SL 1931
Phractura intermedia Africa 9.5 TL 1911
Phractura lindica Africa 9 TL 1902
Phractura longicauda Africa 10 SL 1903
Phractura macrura Africa 9.1 SL 1967
Phractura scaphyrhynchura Africa 15 TL 1886
Phractura stiassny Africa 11.5 SL 2007
Phractura tenuicauda Africa 9.5 TL 1902



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