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Family: Kneriidae Shellears

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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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