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Family: Kneriidae Shellears



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Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Cromeria nilotica
[Naked shellear]



Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Cromeria occidentalis Daget, 1954

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Cromeria occidentalis
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Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Grasseichthys gabonensis
[]
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Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Kneria angolensis
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Max. Length 8 cm NG

 
Kneria ansorgii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7 cm FL
Kneria auriculata (Pellegrin, 1905)

Photo by Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Kneria auriculata
[Airbreathing shellear]
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Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Kneria katangae
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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Kneria maydelli
[Cunene kneria]
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Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Kneria paucisquamata
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Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Kneria polli Trewavas, 1936

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Kneria polli
[Western shellear]
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Max. Length 57.5 cm SL

 
Kneria ruaha
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Kneria rukwaensis Seegers, 1995

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Kneria rukwaensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.8 cm TL
Kneria sjolandersi Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Kneria sjolandersi
[]
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Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Kneria stappersii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Kneria uluguru Seegers, 1995

Photo by Photo by Lahrmann, F.
 
Kneria uluguru
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Kneria wittei Poll, 1944

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Kneria wittei
[]



Africa
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Parakneria abbreviata (Pellegrin, 1931)

Photo by Photo by Cutler, J.
 
Parakneria abbreviata
[]
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Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Parakneria cameronensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.9 cm TL

 
Parakneria damasi
[]
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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Parakneria fortuita
[Cubango kneria]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Parakneria kissi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Parakneria ladigesi Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Parakneria ladigesi
[]
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Max. Length 8.3 cm TL

 
Parakneria lufirae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Parakneria malaissei
[]
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Max. Length 14.9 cm TL

 
Parakneria marmorata
[]
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Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Parakneria mossambica
[Gorongoza kneria]



Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Parakneria spekii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Parakneria spekii
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Parakneria tanzaniae Poll, 1984

Photo by Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Parakneria tanzaniae
[]
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Max. Length 5.1 cm TL

 
Parakneria thysi
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.7 cm TL
Parakneria vilhenae Poll, 1965

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Parakneria vilhenae
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Cromeria nilotica Naked shellear Africa 2.9 SL 1901
Cromeria occidentalis Africa 4.4 SL 1954
Grasseichthys gabonensis Africa 2.1 SL 1964
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
Parakneria abbreviata Africa 7.2 SL 1931
Parakneria cameronensis Africa 9.2 SL 1909
Parakneria damasi Africa 6.9 TL 1965
Parakneria fortuita Cubango kneria Africa 5.7 SL 1973
Parakneria kissi Africa 9.7 SL 1969
Parakneria ladigesi Africa 6.4 SL 1967
Parakneria lufirae Africa 8.3 TL 1965
Parakneria malaissei Africa 7.8 SL 1969
Parakneria marmorata Africa 14.9 TL 1923
Parakneria mossambica Gorongoza kneria Africa 6 SL 1974
Parakneria spekii Africa 5.4 SL 1868
Parakneria tanzaniae Africa 6.4 SL 1984
Parakneria thysi Africa 5.1 TL 1965
Parakneria vilhenae Africa 6.7 TL 1965



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