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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cyprinodontiformes
Family: Poeciliidae Poeciliids
Subfamily: Aplocheilichthyinae
Genus: Poropanchax

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Poropanchax brichardi Brichard's lampeye Africa 3 TL 1971
Poropanchax luxophthalmus Africa 4 TL 1929
Poropanchax myersi Hummingbird lampeye Africa 2.3 TL 1952
Poropanchax normani Norman's lampeye Africa 4 TL 1928
Poropanchax rancureli Rancurel's lampeye Africa 5 TL 1965
Poropanchax stigmatopygus West Africa. 2.4 SL 2004



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