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Artistic impression of typical member of the Malapteruridae
Family Common Name Electric Catfishes
Distribution Africa
Common Names Electric Catfish
Size Smallest 119mm, largest 1020mm, average 404mm, most commonly 560mm. All SL.
Species There are 20 species in 2 genera in the database
Keepers 5 species (25%) are being kept by registered keepers
Jump to next section Subfamilies in Malapteruridae
1. None 20 species (100%)
Jump to next section Top Five Genera
1. Malapterurus 17 species (544 keepers)
2. Paradoxoglanis 3 species (121 keepers)
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Malapterurus electricus (75.61%)
2. Malapterurus microstoma (14.63%)
3. Malapterurus barbatus (4.88%)
4. Paradoxoglanis parvus (2.44%)
5. Malapterurus beninensis (2.44%)
Jump to next section Species List
1. Malapterurus barbatus (i:3, k:2)
2. Malapterurus beninensis (i:4, k:1)
3. Malapterurus cavalliensis (i:0, k:0)
4. Malapterurus electricus (i:17, k:31)
5. Malapterurus leonensis (i:0, k:0)
6. Malapterurus macrochir (i:1, k:0)
7. Malapterurus melanochir (i:0, k:0)
8. Malapterurus microstoma (i:8, k:6)
9. Malapterurus minjiriya (i:1, k:0)
10. Malapterurus monsembeensis (i:1, k:0)
11. Malapterurus occidentalis (i:0, k:0)
12. Malapterurus oguensis (i:3, k:0)
13. Malapterurus punctatus (i:0, k:0)
14. Malapterurus shirensis (i:1, k:0)
15. Malapterurus tanganyikaensis (i:1, k:0)
16. Malapterurus tanoensis (i:0, k:0)
17. Malapterurus teugelsi (i:2, k:0)
18. Paradoxoglanis caudivittatus (i:0, k:0)
19. Paradoxoglanis cryptus (i:0, k:0)
20. Paradoxoglanis parvus (i:0, k:1)