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Down arrow Summary of Malapterurus
Pronounced mah lah TERR oo russ
Etymology Malapterurus: From the Greek malakos, meaning soft, pteron, meaning fin and oura, meaning tail; presumably in reference to the adipose fin, which appears all the more prominent in the absence of the rayed dorsal fin.
Size Smallest 179mm, largest 1020mm, average 493mm, most commonly 560mm. All SL.
Species There are 17 "species" in the database
Keepers 4 species (23%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Malapterurus electricus (77.5%)
2. Malapterurus microstoma (15%)
3. Malapterurus barbatus (5%)
4. Malapterurus beninensis (2.5%)
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Down arrow Distribution of selected Malapterurus species

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