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Family: Distichodontidae Distichodus



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108 species
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Max. Length 9.3 cm TL

 
Belonophago hutsebouti
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Belonophago tinanti Poll, 1939

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Belonophago tinanti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.7 cm TL

 
Congocharax olbrechtsi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Distichodus affinis Günther, 1873

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Distichodus affinis
[Silver distichodus]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Distichodus altus Boulenger, 1899

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Distichodus altus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Distichodus antonii Schilthuis, 1891

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Distichodus antonii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 35.7 cm SL
Distichodus atroventralis Boulenger, 1898

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus atroventralis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 59 cm SL

 
Distichodus brevipinnis
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Distichodus decemmaculatus Pellegrin, 1926

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Distichodus decemmaculatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 40 cm SL

 
Distichodus engycephalus
[Perch]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Distichodus fasciolatus Boulenger, 1898

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Distichodus fasciolatus
[Sharktail distichodus]

Photo by Hopkins, C.D.

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Distichodus hypostomatus Pellegrin, 1900

Photo by Photo by Hopkins, C.D.
 
Distichodus hypostomatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Distichodus ingae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.6 cm SL

 
Distichodus kasaiensis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL
Distichodus kolleri Holly, 1926

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Distichodus kolleri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 36.4 cm SL

 
Distichodus langi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Distichodus lusosso Schilthuis, 1891

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Distichodus lusosso
[Longsnout distichodus]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Distichodus maculatus Boulenger, 1898

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Distichodus maculatus
[Spotted citharinid]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.2 cm SL

 
Distichodus mbiniensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 11.1 cm SL

 
Distichodus microps
[]

Photo by Jessen, C.Q.

Africa
Max. Length 57 cm SL
Distichodus mossambicus Peters, 1852

Photo by Photo by Jessen, C.Q.
 
Distichodus mossambicus
[Nkupe]
No picture found

Max. Length 83 cm TL

 
Distichodus nefasch
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Distichodus noboli Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Distichodus noboli
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Distichodus notospilus Günther, 1867

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Distichodus notospilus
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 45 cm SL
Distichodus petersii Pfeffer, 1896

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Distichodus petersii
[]

Photo by Katemo Manda, B.

Africa
Max. Length 16.5 cm SL
Distichodus polli Abwe, Snoeks, Chocha Manda & Vreven, 2019

Photo by Photo by Katemo Manda, B.
 
Distichodus polli
[]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 76 cm TL
Distichodus rostratus Günther, 1864

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Distichodus rostratus
[Grass-eater]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Distichodus rufigiensis Norman, 1922

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Distichodus rufigiensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 50 cm SL

 
Distichodus schenga
[Chessa]

Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.

Africa
Max. Length 76 cm SL
Distichodus sexfasciatus Boulenger, 1897

Photo by Photo by Artigas Azas, J.M.
 
Distichodus sexfasciatus
[Sixbar distichodus]

Photo by Reygel, A.

Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL
Distichodus teugelsi Mamonekene & Vreven, 2008

Photo by Photo by Reygel, A.
 
Distichodus teugelsi
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 1.9 cm SL
Dundocharax bidentatus Poll, 1967

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Dundocharax bidentatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 29 cm TL

 
Eugnathichthys eetveldii
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Eugnathichthys macroterolepis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10.6 cm SL

 
Eugnathichthys virgatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Ichthyborus besse
[]

Photo by RMCA/Musschoot, T.

Africa
Max. Length 19.5 cm TL
Ichthyborus congolensis Giltay, 1930

Photo by Photo by RMCA/Musschoot, T.
 
Ichthyborus congolensis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Ichthyborus monodi (Pellegrin, 1927)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Ichthyborus monodi
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Ichthyborus ornatus (Boulenger, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Ichthyborus ornatus
[]

Photo by Wakeford, R.C.

West Africa
Max. Length 20.8 cm SL
Ichthyborus quadrilineatus (Pellegrin, 1904)

Photo by Photo by Wakeford, R.C.
 
Ichthyborus quadrilineatus
[]

Photo by Mamonekene, V.

Africa
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Mesoborus crocodilus Pellegrin, 1900

Photo by Photo by Mamonekene, V.
 
Mesoborus crocodilus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Microstomatichthyoborus bashforddeani
[]

Photo by Katemo Manda, B.

Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm TL
Microstomatichthyoborus katangae David & Poll, 1937

Photo by Photo by Katemo Manda, B.
 
Microstomatichthyoborus katangae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Monostichodus elongatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Monostichodus lootensi
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 5.9 cm TL
Monostichodus mesmaekersi (Poll, 1959)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Monostichodus mesmaekersi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.2 cm SL

 
Nannaethiops bleheri
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Günther, 1872

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus
[Oneline tetra]

Photo by MNHN

Africa
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL
Nannocharax altus Pellegrin, 1930

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Nannocharax altus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Nannocharax angolensis (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax angolensis
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 3.7 cm SL
Nannocharax ansorgii Boulenger, 1911

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Nannocharax ansorgii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Nannocharax brevis Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Nannocharax brevis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Nannocharax dageti
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm TL

 
Nannocharax elongatus
[]

Photo by Mody, K.

Africa
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Nannocharax fasciatus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Nannocharax fasciatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm TL

 
Nannocharax fasciolaris
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.3 cm TL

 
Nannocharax gracilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Nannocharax hadros
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Nannocharax hastatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Nannocharax hollyi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.6 cm SL

 
Nannocharax intermedius
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 4.9 cm SL
Nannocharax latifasciatus Coenen & Teugels, 1989

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Nannocharax latifasciatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Nannocharax lineomaculatus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 3 cm SL
Nannocharax lineostriatus (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax lineostriatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm TL

 
Nannocharax luapulae
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 4 cm SL
Nannocharax machadoi (Poll, 1967)

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax machadoi
[Dwarf citharine]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL
Nannocharax macropterus Pellegrin, 1926

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax macropterus
[Broad-barred citharine]
No picture found

Max. Length 3 cm SL

 
Nannocharax maculicauda
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm TL

 
Nannocharax micros
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Nannocharax minutus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4 cm TL

 
Nannocharax monardi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm TL

 
Nannocharax multifasciatus
[Multibar citharine]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.7 cm SL

 
Nannocharax niloticus
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Nannocharax occidentalis Daget, 1959

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Nannocharax occidentalis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 3.5 cm SL
Nannocharax ocellicauda Boulenger, 1907

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Nannocharax ocellicauda
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.2 cm TL

 
Nannocharax ogoensis
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 5.3 cm SL
Nannocharax parvus Pellegrin, 1906

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Nannocharax parvus
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Nannocharax procatopus Boulenger, 1920

Photo by Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Nannocharax procatopus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.8 cm TL

 
Nannocharax pteron
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Nannocharax reidi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.6 cm SL

 
Nannocharax rubensteini
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Nannocharax rubrolabiatus Van den Bergh, Teugels, Coenen & Ollevier, 1995

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Nannocharax rubrolabiatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.5 cm TL

 
Nannocharax schoutedeni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Nannocharax signifer
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7 cm TL

 
Nannocharax taenia
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL
Nannocharax uniocellatus (Pellegrin, 1926)

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Nannocharax uniocellatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Nannocharax usongo
[]

Photo by Katemo Manda, B.

Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm TL
Nannocharax wittei (Poll, 1933)

Photo by Photo by Katemo Manda, B.
 
Nannocharax wittei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.1 cm SL

 
Nannocharax zebra
[]

Photo by Bornstein, A.

Africa
Max. Length 2.6 cm SL
Neolebias ansorgii Boulenger, 1912

Photo by Photo by Bornstein, A.
 
Neolebias ansorgii
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 1.8 cm SL
Neolebias axelrodi Poll & Gosse, 1963

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Neolebias axelrodi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Neolebias gossei
[]

Photo by Sonnenberg, R.

Africa
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Neolebias gracilis Matthes, 1964

Photo by Photo by Sonnenberg, R.
 
Neolebias gracilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.7 cm SL

 
Neolebias kerguennae
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.8 cm SL

 
Neolebias lozii
[Banded neolebias]

Photo by Sonnenberg, R.

Africa
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL
Neolebias philippei Poll & Gosse, 1963

Photo by Photo by Sonnenberg, R.
 
Neolebias philippei
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 1.6 cm SL

 
Neolebias powelli
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.3 cm TL

 
Neolebias spilotaenia
[]

Photo by AquaNet

Africa
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Neolebias trewavasae Poll & Gosse, 1963

Photo by Photo by AquaNet
 
Neolebias trewavasae
[]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Africa
Max. Length 3.3 cm SL
Neolebias trilineatus Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Neolebias trilineatus
[Threeline tetra]

Photo by JJPhoto

Africa
Max. Length 4.2 cm SL
Neolebias unifasciatus Steindachner, 1894

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Neolebias unifasciatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm TL

 
Paradistichodus dimidiatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13 cm TL

 
Paraphago rostratus
[]

Photo by Mamonekene, V.

Africa
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Phago boulengeri Schilthuis, 1891

Photo by Photo by Mamonekene, V.
 
Phago boulengeri
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Phago intermedius
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 16.5 cm SL

 
Phago loricatus
[African pike-characin]
No picture found

Max. Length 18.6 cm SL

 
Xenocharax crassus
[]

Photo by RMCA

Africa
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Xenocharax spilurus Günther, 1867

Photo by Photo by RMCA
 
Xenocharax spilurus
[]


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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Belonophago hutsebouti Africa 9.3 TL 1929
Belonophago tinanti Africa 12 TL 1939
Congocharax olbrechtsi Africa 3.7 TL 1954
Distichodus affinis Silver distichodus Africa 20 TL 1873
Distichodus altus Africa 15 TL 1899
Distichodus antonii Africa 55 TL 1891
Distichodus atroventralis Africa 35.7 SL 1898
Distichodus brevipinnis Africa 59 SL 1864
Distichodus decemmaculatus Africa 7.5 TL 1926
Distichodus engycephalus Perch Africa 40 SL 1864
Distichodus fasciolatus Sharktail distichodus Africa 60 TL 1898
Distichodus hypostomatus Africa 19.5 SL 1900
Distichodus ingae Africa 6.1 SL 2018
Distichodus kasaiensis Africa 22.6 SL 2018
Distichodus kolleri Africa 19.5 SL 1926
Distichodus langi Africa 36.4 SL 1917
Distichodus lusosso Longsnout distichodus Africa 38 TL 1891
Distichodus maculatus Spotted citharinid Africa 31 TL 1898
Distichodus mbiniensis Africa 12.2 SL 2021
Distichodus microps Africa 11.1 SL 2021
Distichodus mossambicus Nkupe Africa 57 SL 1852
Distichodus nefasch Africa 83 TL 1788
Distichodus noboli Africa 19 TL 1899
Distichodus notospilus Africa 19.5 TL 1867
Distichodus petersii Africa 45 SL 1896
Distichodus polli Africa 16.5 SL 2019
Distichodus rostratus Grass-eater Africa 76 TL 1864
Distichodus rufigiensis Africa 17 TL 1922
Distichodus schenga Chessa Africa 50 SL 1852
Distichodus sexfasciatus Sixbar distichodus Africa 76 SL 1897
Distichodus teugelsi Africa 5.7 SL 2008
Dundocharax bidentatus Africa 1.9 SL 1967
Eugnathichthys eetveldii Africa 29 TL 1898
Eugnathichthys macroterolepis Africa 14.5 TL 1899
Eugnathichthys virgatus Africa 10.6 SL 2013
Ichthyborus besse Africa 25 TL 1835
Ichthyborus congolensis Africa 19.5 TL 1930
Ichthyborus monodi Africa 20.8 SL 1927
Ichthyborus ornatus Africa 18 TL 1899
Ichthyborus quadrilineatus West Africa 20.8 SL 1904
Mesoborus crocodilus Africa 25 SL 1900
Microstomatichthyoborus bashforddeani Africa 7.5 TL 1917
Microstomatichthyoborus katangae Africa 5.4 TL 1937
Monostichodus elongatus Africa 9.2 SL 1886
Monostichodus lootensi Africa 4.6 SL 1968
Monostichodus mesmaekersi Africa 5.9 TL 1959
Nannaethiops bleheri Africa 2.2 SL 2003
Nannaethiops unitaeniatus Oneline tetra Africa 6.2 TL 1872
Nannocharax altus Africa 5.8 TL 1930
Nannocharax angolensis Africa 3 SL 1967
Nannocharax ansorgii Africa 3.7 SL 1911
Nannocharax brevis Africa 4.5 TL 1902
Nannocharax dageti Africa 4.4 SL 2014
Nannocharax elongatus Africa 8.2 TL 1900
Nannocharax fasciatus Africa 6.6 SL 1867
Nannocharax fasciolaris Africa 3.4 TL 1927
Nannocharax gracilis Africa 4.3 TL 1939
Nannocharax hadros Africa 7.8 SL 2021
Nannocharax hastatus Africa 3.2 SL 2014
Nannocharax hollyi Africa 3.2 SL 1936
Nannocharax intermedius Africa 5.6 SL 1903
Nannocharax latifasciatus Africa 4.9 SL 1989
Nannocharax lineomaculatus Africa 3.9 SL 1960
Nannocharax lineostriatus Africa 3 SL 1967
Nannocharax luapulae Africa 4.4 TL 1915
Nannocharax machadoi Dwarf citharine Africa 4 SL 1967
Nannocharax macropterus Broad-barred citharine Africa 6 SL 1926
Nannocharax maculicauda Africa 3 SL 1981
Nannocharax micros Africa 2.7 TL 1936
Nannocharax minutus Africa 2.7 SL 1933
Nannocharax monardi Africa 4 TL 1936
Nannocharax multifasciatus Multibar citharine Africa 6 TL 1923
Nannocharax niloticus Africa 4.7 SL 1835
Nannocharax occidentalis Africa 5.8 SL 1959
Nannocharax ocellicauda Africa 3.5 SL 1907
Nannocharax ogoensis Africa 4.2 TL 1911
Nannocharax parvus Africa 5.3 SL 1906
Nannocharax procatopus Africa 8 TL 1920
Nannocharax pteron Africa 5.8 TL 1936
Nannocharax reidi Africa 6.4 SL 2004
Nannocharax rubensteini Africa 2.6 SL 2013
Nannocharax rubrolabiatus Africa 6.1 SL 1995
Nannocharax schoutedeni Africa 4.5 TL 1939
Nannocharax signifer Africa 5.7 SL 2010
Nannocharax taenia Africa 7 TL 1902
Nannocharax uniocellatus Africa 2.8 SL 1926
Nannocharax usongo Africa 4.4 SL 2009
Nannocharax wittei Africa 4.8 TL 1933
Nannocharax zebra Africa 4.1 SL 2009
Neolebias ansorgii Africa 2.6 SL 1912
Neolebias axelrodi Africa 1.8 SL 1963
Neolebias gossei Africa 2.8 SL 1964
Neolebias gracilis Africa 3.9 SL 1964
Neolebias kerguennae Africa 2.7 SL 1980
Neolebias lozii Banded neolebias Africa 1.8 SL 1993
Neolebias philippei Africa 2.9 SL 1963
Neolebias powelli Africa 1.6 SL 1990
Neolebias spilotaenia Africa 3.3 TL 1912
Neolebias trewavasae Africa 4.1 SL 1963
Neolebias trilineatus Threeline tetra Africa 3.3 SL 1899
Neolebias unifasciatus Africa 4.2 SL 1894
Paradistichodus dimidiatus Africa 7.6 TL 1904
Paraphago rostratus Africa 13 TL 1899
Phago boulengeri Africa 17 TL 1891
Phago intermedius Africa 16 TL 1899
Phago loricatus African pike-characin Africa 16.5 SL 1865
Xenocharax crassus Africa 18.6 SL 1900
Xenocharax spilurus Africa 26 TL 1867



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