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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae Elephantfishes

Genus: Gnathonemus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gnathonemus barbatus Africa 15.8 SL 1967
Gnathonemus echidnorhynchus Africa 11 SL 1924
Gnathonemus longibarbis Longnose stonebasher Africa 36 TL 1888
Gnathonemus petersii Elephantnose fish Africa 35 SL 1862



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