Family Phractolaemidae - Hingemouths
No. in FishBase
Genera : 1 | Species : 1 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
Fresh : Yes | Brackish : No | Marine : No
Primary freshwater
  First Fossil Record
Synonym of Kneriidae; Davis et al., 2013. Distribution: tropical Africa. Body elongate. Scales cycloid. Superior mouth. Upper jaw protrusible. Jaws bearing only 2 teeth at the articulation of the lower jaw. Pelvic fin rays 6. About 6 rays in dorsal and anal fins. Capable of airbreathing by means of the numerous small alveoli in the swim bladder. About 18 cm maximum length.
Greek, phraktos, phasso = to fence + Greek, laimos = throat, gullet ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
  Typical activity level
  Main Ref.
  Deep Fin Classification

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Phractolaemidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Phractolaemus ansorgii Boulenger, 1901
! Phractolaemus ansorgei Boulenger, 1901
Phractolaemus spinosus Pellegrin, 1925
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