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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Notopteridae Featherbacks or knifefishes

Genus: Chitala

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Asia
Max. Length 120 cm SL
Chitala blanci (d'Aubenton, 1965)

Photo by Photo by Warren, T.
 
Chitala blanci
[Indochina featherback]
No picture found

Max. Length 39.3 cm SL

 
Chitala borneensis
[]



Asia
Max. Length 122 cm SL
Chitala chitala (Hamilton, 1822)

Photo by Photo by Mahalder, B.
 
Chitala chitala
[Clown knifefish]
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Max. Length 100 cm TL

 
Chitala hypselonotus
[]



Asia
Max. Length 150 cm SL
Chitala lopis (Bleeker, 1851)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Chitala lopis
[Giant featherback]



Asia
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Chitala ornata (Gray, 1831)

Photo by Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Chitala ornata
[Clown featherback]



6 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chitala blanci Indochina featherback Asia 120 SL 1965
Chitala borneensis Asia 39.3 SL 1851
Chitala chitala Clown knifefish Asia 122 SL 1822
Chitala hypselonotus Asia 100 TL 1851
Chitala lopis Giant featherback Asia 150 SL 1851
Chitala ornata Clown featherback Asia 100 SL 1831



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