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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Alestidae African tetras

Genus: Alestopetersius

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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Alestopetersius bifasciatus
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Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Alestopetersius brichardi
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Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm TL
Alestopetersius caudalis (Boulenger, 1899)

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Alestopetersius caudalis
[Yellowtail tetra]
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Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Alestopetersius compressus
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Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Alestopetersius conspectus
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Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Alestopetersius hilgendorfi
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Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Alestopetersius leopoldianus
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Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Alestopetersius nigropterus Poll, 1967

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Alestopetersius nigropterus
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Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Alestopetersius smykalai Poll, 1967

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Alestopetersius smykalai
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Max. Length 4.3 cm SL

 
Alestopetersius tumbensis
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10 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Alestopetersius bifasciatus Africa 5.7 SL 1967
Alestopetersius brichardi Africa 7.8 SL 1967
Alestopetersius caudalis Yellowtail tetra Africa 6.2 TL 1899
Alestopetersius compressus Africa 7.8 SL 1963
Alestopetersius conspectus Africa 5.7 SL 2012
Alestopetersius hilgendorfi Africa 10 TL 1899
Alestopetersius leopoldianus Africa 9 TL 1899
Alestopetersius nigropterus Africa 6.4 SL 1967
Alestopetersius smykalai Africa 6 TL 1967
Alestopetersius tumbensis Africa 4.3 SL 1951



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