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Family: Anabantidae Climbing gouramies



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anabas cobojius Gangetic koi Asia 30 TL 1822
Anabas testudineus Climbing perch Asia 25 TL 1792
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
Microctenopoma ansorgii Ornate ctenopoma Africa 5.4 SL 1912
Microctenopoma congicum Congo ctenopoma Africa 6.2 SL 1887
Microctenopoma damasi Africa 7 TL 1939
Microctenopoma fasciolatum Banded ctenopoma Africa 8 TL 1899
Microctenopoma intermedium Africa 6.2 TL 1920
Microctenopoma lineatum Africa 5.6 SL 1923
Microctenopoma milleri Africa 4.5 SL 1991
Microctenopoma nanum Dwarf ctenopoma Africa 6.7 SL 1896
Microctenopoma nigricans Africa 6.8 SL 1995
Microctenopoma ocellifer Africa 4.5 TL 1928
Microctenopoma pekkolai Africa 3.6 TL 1935
Microctenopoma uelense Africa 6.0 SL 1995
Sandelia bainsii Rocky kurper Africa 26 SL 1861
Sandelia capensis Cape kurper Africa 20 SL 1829



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