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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gonorynchiformes
Family: Kneriidae Shellears

Genus: Kneria

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Kneria angolensis Africa 9 TL 1866
Kneria ansorgii Africa 8 NG 1910
Kneria auriculata Airbreathing shellear Africa 7 FL 1905
Kneria katangae Africa 4.8 SL 1976
Kneria maydelli Cunene kneria Africa 5.7 SL 1961
Kneria paucisquamata Africa 4.8 SL 1975
Kneria polli Western shellear Africa 7 SL 1936
Kneria ruaha Africa 57.5 SL 1995
Kneria rukwaensis Africa 6.2 SL 1995
Kneria sjolandersi Africa 6.8 TL 1967
Kneria stappersii Africa 4.8 SL 1915
Kneria uluguru Africa 4.3 SL 1995
Kneria wittei Africa 8.6 SL 1944



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