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Family: Alestidae African tetras



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alestes ansorgii Africa 27 TL 1910
Alestes baremoze Silversides Africa 43 TL 1835
Alestes dentex Characin Africa 55 TL 1758
Alestes inferus Africa 9.4 SL 2009
Alestes liebrechtsii Africa 40 TL 1898
Alestes macrophthalmus Torpedo robber Africa 60 SL 1867
Alestes stuhlmannii Africa 21 SL 1896
Alestopetersius bifasciatus Africa 5.7 SL 1967
Alestopetersius brichardi Africa 7.9 SL 1967
Alestopetersius caudalis Yellowtail tetra Africa 6.2 TL 1899
Alestopetersius compressus Africa 7.8 SL 1963
Alestopetersius conspectus Africa 5.7 SL 2012
Alestopetersius hilgendorfi Africa 10 TL 1899
Alestopetersius leopoldianus Africa 9 TL 1899
Alestopetersius nigropterus Africa 6.5 SL 1967
Alestopetersius smykalai Africa 6 TL 1967
Alestopetersius tumbensis Africa 4.4 SL 1951
Arnoldichthys spilopterus Niger tetra Africa 9.6 SL 1909
Bathyaethiops atercrinis Black fin moon tetra Africa 4.0 SL 2012
Bathyaethiops baka Dwarf moon tetra Africa 2.4 SL 2016
Bathyaethiops breuseghemi Rectangle spot moon tetra Africa 7 TL 1945
Bathyaethiops caudomaculatus African moon tetra Africa 8 TL 1925
Bathyaethiops flammeus Red-back moon tetra Africa 4.2 SL 2016
Bathyaethiops greeni Green's moon tetra Africa 6 TL 1949
Brachypetersius altus Africa 6.5 TL 1899
Brachypetersius cadwaladeri Africa 4.3 TL 1930
Brachypetersius gabonensis Africa 7 SL 1967
Brachypetersius huloti Africa 7 TL 1954
Brachypetersius notospilus Africa 7.4 TL 1930
Brachypetersius pseudonummifer Africa 8 TL 1967
Brycinus abeli Africa 6.3 TL 1936
Brycinus affinis Redfin robber Africa 14.7 SL 1894
Brycinus bartoni Africa 9.2 SL 1953
Brycinus batesii Africa 24.5 TL 1903
Brycinus bimaculatus Africa 14 TL 1899
Brycinus brevis Africa 25 TL 1903
Brycinus carmesinus Africa 16 SL 1917
Brycinus carolinae Africa 10.4 SL 1981
Brycinus comptus Africa 6.3 TL 1976
Brycinus derhami Africa 8.2 SL 1977
Brycinus epuluensis Africa 11.0 SL 2016
Brycinus ferox Large-toothed Lake Turkana robber Africa 8.1 SL 1982
Brycinus fwaensis Africa 3.9 SL 1995
Brycinus grandisquamis Pinkfin Alestes Africa 26 SL 1899
Brycinus humilis Africa 7 TL 1905
Brycinus imberi Spot-tail Africa 19.8 TL 1852
Brycinus intermedius Africa 8 SL 1903
Brycinus jacksonii Victoria robber Africa 27 SL 1912
Brycinus kingsleyae Africa 16.6 SL 1896
Brycinus lateralis Stripped robber Africa 14 SL 1900
Brycinus leuciscus Africa 12 SL 1867
Brycinus longipinnis Longfin tetra Africa 16.4 TL 1864
Brycinus luteus Africa 8 SL 1966
Brycinus macrolepidotus True big-scale tetra Africa 53 SL 1850
Brycinus minutus Dwarf Lake Turkana robber Africa 3.3 SL 1982
Brycinus nigricauda Africa 18.1 TL 1974
Brycinus nurse Nurse tetra Africa 25 TL 1832
Brycinus opisthotaenia Africa 12.8 SL 1903
Brycinus peringueyi Africa 13.3 TL 1923
Brycinus poptae Africa 16 SL 1906
Brycinus rhodopleura Africa 30 SL 1906
Brycinus sadleri Sadler's robber Africa 13.8 TL 1906
Brycinus schoutedeni Africa 22 TL 1912
Brycinus taeniurus Africa 9.8 SL 1867
Brycinus tessmanni Africa 12.8 TL 1911
Brycinus tholloni Africa 8.9 SL 1901
Bryconaethiops boulengeri Africa 25 TL 1900
Bryconaethiops macrops Africa 12 SL 1920
Bryconaethiops microstoma Africa 17.2 SL 1873
Bryconaethiops quinquesquamae Africa 11 SL 1990
Bryconaethiops yseuxi Africa 7.2 SL 1899
Clupeocharax schoutedeni Africa 25 TL 1926
Hemigrammopetersius barnardi Barnard's robber Africa 7 SL 1936
Hemigrammopetersius pulcher Africa 4 TL 1909
Hydrocynus brevis Tiger-fish Africa 86 TL 1864
Hydrocynus forskahlii Elongate tigerfish Africa 78 SL 1819
Hydrocynus goliath Giant tigerfish Africa 133 FL 1898
Hydrocynus tanzaniae Tanzanian tigerfish Africa 24.7 SL 1986
Hydrocynus vittatus Tiger fish West-Africa 105 FL 1861
Ladigesia roloffi Sierra leone dwarf characin Africa 3.1 SL 1968
Lepidarchus adonis Jellybean tetra Africa 2.1 SL 1966
Micralestes acutidens Sharptooth tetra Africa 9 SL 1852
Micralestes ambiguus Africa 4.6 SL 1995
Micralestes argyrotaenia Africa 9.1 TL 1936
Micralestes comoensis Africa 6.8 TL 1967
Micralestes congicus Africa 6.4 SL 1967
Micralestes eburneensis Africa 8.9 SL 1965
Micralestes elongatus Elongated Turkana robber Africa 6 TL 1957
Micralestes fodori Africa 3.2 SL 1965
Micralestes holargyreus Africa 8 TL 1873
Micralestes humilis Africa 10.6 TL 1899
Micralestes lualabae Africa 9.2 TL 1967
Micralestes occidentalis Africa 8 TL 1899
Micralestes pabrensis Africa 5.2 TL 1966
Micralestes sardina Africa 9.5 SL 1938
Micralestes schelly Africa 4.9 SL 2007
Micralestes stormsi Africa 10 SL 1902
Micralestes vittatus Africa 9 SL 1917
Nannopetersius ansorgii Africa 7 SL 1910
Nannopetersius lamberti Africa 7 SL 1967
Nannopetersius mutambuei Africa 12.0 SL 2008
Petersius conserialis Africa 14.5 TL 1894
Phenacogrammus aurantiacus Africa 10 TL 1930
Phenacogrammus bleheri Africa 6.3 SL 1995
Phenacogrammus deheyni Africa 10 TL 1945
Phenacogrammus interruptus Congo tetra Africa 8 TL 1899
Phenacogrammus major Africa 9.5 SL 1903
Phenacogrammus polli Africa 3.2 TL 1961
Phenacogrammus stigmatura Africa 5.4 TL 1936
Phenacogrammus taeniatus Africa 4 SL 1996
Phenacogrammus urotaenia Africa 7 TL 1909
Rhabdalestes aeratis Africa 5.1 SL 2005
Rhabdalestes brevidorsalis Africa 3.3 TL 1921
Rhabdalestes maunensis Okavango robber Africa 8.5 TL 1935
Rhabdalestes rhodesiensis Slender robber Africa 5.7 SL 1943
Rhabdalestes septentrionalis Africa 6.9 TL 1911
Rhabdalestes tangensis Pangani robber Africa 8 SL 1907
Rhabdalestes yokai Africa 5.2 SL 2008
Tricuspidalestes caeruleus Africa 3.7 SL 1964



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