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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Pollimyrus

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Africa
Max. Length 9.8 cm TL
Pollimyrus adspersus (Günther, 1866)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Pollimyrus adspersus
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Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Pollimyrus brevis (Boulenger, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Pollimyrus brevis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Pollimyrus castelnaui (Boulenger, 1911)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Pollimyrus castelnaui
[Dwarf stonebasher]
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Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Pollimyrus cuandoensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.7 cm SL

 
Pollimyrus eburneensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.1 cm TL

 
Pollimyrus guttatus
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Africa
Max. Length 10.3 cm TL
Pollimyrus isidori (Valenciennes, 1847)

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Pollimyrus isidori
[Elephant Fish]
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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Pollimyrus maculipinnis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Pollimyrus marianne
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Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Pollimyrus nigricans (Boulenger, 1906)

Photo by Photo by Denis Tweddle/SAIAB
 
Pollimyrus nigricans
[Dark stonebasher]



Africa
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Pollimyrus nigripinnis (Boulenger, 1899)

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Pollimyrus nigripinnis
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Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Pollimyrus pedunculatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Pollimyrus petherici
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Pollimyrus petricolus
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No picture found

Max. Length 17 cm TL

 
Pollimyrus plagiostoma
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Pollimyrus pulverulentus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Pollimyrus schreyeni
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No picture found

Max. Length 7.4 cm TL

 
Pollimyrus stappersii
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Africa
Max. Length 11.2 cm TL
Pollimyrus tumifrons (Boulenger, 1902)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Pollimyrus tumifrons
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pollimyrus adspersus Africa 9.8 TL 1866
Pollimyrus brevis Africa 6 TL 1913
Pollimyrus castelnaui Dwarf stonebasher Africa 7 SL 1911
Pollimyrus cuandoensis Africa 6.5 SL 2013
Pollimyrus eburneensis Africa 7.7 SL 1991
Pollimyrus guttatus Africa 5.1 TL 1936
Pollimyrus isidori Elephant Fish Africa 10.3 TL 1847
Pollimyrus maculipinnis Africa 5.7 SL 1934
Pollimyrus marianne Africa 7.3 SL 2003
Pollimyrus nigricans Dark stonebasher Africa 10 SL 1906
Pollimyrus nigripinnis Africa 11 TL 1899
Pollimyrus pedunculatus Africa 8 TL 1937
Pollimyrus petherici Africa 20 TL 1898
Pollimyrus petricolus Africa 11 SL 1954
Pollimyrus plagiostoma Africa 17 TL 1898
Pollimyrus pulverulentus Africa 10 TL 1899
Pollimyrus schreyeni Africa 7.6 SL 1972
Pollimyrus stappersii Africa 7.4 TL 1915
Pollimyrus tumifrons Africa 11.2 TL 1902



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