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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)
Jump to next section Total of 20 species
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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
1. None, 20 species (100%)
Jump to next section Top Five Genera
1. Malapterurus , 17 species (40 keepers)
2. Paradoxoglanis , 3 species (1 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%)