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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Distichodontidae Distichodus

Genus: Distichodus

(See list of species below)



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Distichodus affinis Silver distichodus Africa 20 TL 1873
Distichodus altus Africa 15 TL 1899
Distichodus antonii Africa 55 TL 1891
Distichodus atroventralis Africa 29 TL 1898
Distichodus brevipinnis Africa 59 SL 1864
Distichodus decemmaculatus Africa 7.5 TL 1926
Distichodus engycephalus Perch Africa 40 SL 1864
Distichodus fasciolatus Sharktail distichodus Africa 60 TL 1898
Distichodus hypostomatus Africa 19.5 SL 1900
Distichodus kolleri Africa 19.5 SL 1926
Distichodus langi Africa 36.4 SL 1917
Distichodus lusosso Longsnout distichodus Africa 38 TL 1891
Distichodus maculatus Spotted citharinid Africa 31 TL 1898
Distichodus mossambicus Nkupe Africa 57 SL 1852
Distichodus nefasch Africa 83 TL 1788
Distichodus noboli Africa 19 TL 1899
Distichodus notospilus Africa 19.5 TL 1867
Distichodus petersii Africa 45 SL 1896
Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater Africa 76 TL 1864
Distichodus rufigiensis Africa 17 TL 1922
Distichodus schenga Chessa Africa 50 SL 1852
Distichodus sexfasciatus Sixbar distichodus Africa 76 SL 1897
Distichodus teugelsi Africa 5.7 SL 2008



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