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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Procatopodidae African lampeyes
Subfamily: Procatopodinae
Genus: Procatopus

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Africa
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Procatopus aberrans Ahl, 1927

Photo by Photo by Schmaus, G.
 
Procatopus aberrans
[Bluegreen lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Procatopus nototaenia Boulenger, 1904

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Procatopus nototaenia
[Large finned lampeye]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Procatopus similis Ahl, 1927

Photo by Photo by Terceira, A.C.
 
Procatopus similis
[Variable lampeye]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Procatopus aberrans Bluegreen lampeye Africa 5.5 TL 1927
Procatopus nototaenia Large finned lampeye Africa 6 TL 1904
Procatopus similis Variable lampeye Africa 6 TL 1927



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