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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Anabantidae Climbing gouramies

Genus: Ctenopoma

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ctenopoma acutirostre Spotted ctenopoma Africa 15 TL 1899
Ctenopoma ashbysmithi Africa 3.9 SL 1979
Ctenopoma gabonense Africa 16.5 SL 1896
Ctenopoma garuanum Africa 5.3 TL 1927
Ctenopoma houyi Africa 6.6 SL 1927
Ctenopoma kingsleyae Tailspot ctenopoma Africa 18.2 SL 1896
Ctenopoma maculatum Africa 15 SL 1886
Ctenopoma multispine Manyspined ctenopoma Africa 14 TL 1844
Ctenopoma muriei Ocellated labyrinth fish Africa 7 SL 1906
Ctenopoma nebulosum Africa 9.7 SL 1990
Ctenopoma nigropannosum Twospot climbing perch Africa 15.5 SL 1875
Ctenopoma ocellatum Eyespot ctenopoma Africa 13.8 SL 1899
Ctenopoma pellegrini Africa 11.2 TL 1902
Ctenopoma petherici Africa 17.4 TL 1864
Ctenopoma riggenbachi Africa 9.1 TL 1927
Ctenopoma togoensis Africa 12 TL 1928
Ctenopoma weeksii Mottled ctenopoma Africa 12 TL 1896



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