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Artistic impression of typical member of the Malapteruridae
Down arrow Family Overview
Distribution Africa
Common Names Electric Catfish
Size Smallest 169mm, largest 1220mm, average 476mm, most commonly 1220mm. All SL.
Species There are 5 "species" in 2 genera in the database
Keepers 5 species (100%) are being kept by registered keepers
Down arrow Subfamilies in Malapteruridae (by species)
1. 20 species (400%)
Down arrow Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1. Malapterurus 17 species (40 keepers)
2. Paradoxoglanis 3 species (1 keepers)
Down arrow Distribution of Malapteruridae

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Down arrow 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%)
Down arrow Most Kept Species List
(Alphabetic | Chronological | Most Bred)
1. Malapterurus electricus (i:17, k:31, b:0)
2. Malapterurus microstoma (i:8, k:6, b:0)
3. Malapterurus barbatus (i:3, k:2, b:0)
4. Malapterurus beninensis (i:4, k:1, b:0)
5. Paradoxoglanis parvus (i:0, k:1, b:0)