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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Alestidae African tetras

Genus: Micralestes

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Africa
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Micralestes acutidens (Peters, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Micralestes acutidens
[Sharptooth tetra]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Micralestes ambiguus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.1 cm TL

 
Micralestes argyrotaenia
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6.8 cm TL
Micralestes comoensis Poll & Roman, 1967

Photo by Photo by Mody, K.
 
Micralestes comoensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm SL

 
Micralestes congicus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.9 cm SL

 
Micralestes eburneensis
[]



Africa
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Micralestes elongatus Daget, 1957

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Micralestes elongatus
[Elongated Turkana robber]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Micralestes fodori
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Micralestes holargyreus
[]



Africa
Max. Length 10.6 cm TL
Micralestes humilis Boulenger, 1899

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Micralestes humilis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.2 cm TL

 
Micralestes lualabae
[]



Africa
Max. Length 8 cm TL
Micralestes occidentalis (Günther, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Micralestes occidentalis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.2 cm TL

 
Micralestes pabrensis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9.5 cm SL

 
Micralestes sardina
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.9 cm SL

 
Micralestes schelly
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Africa
Max. Length 10 cm SL
Micralestes stormsi Boulenger, 1902

Photo by Photo by de Vos, L.
 
Micralestes stormsi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm SL

 
Micralestes vittatus
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17 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Micralestes acutidens Sharptooth tetra Africa 9 SL 1852
Micralestes ambiguus Africa 4.6 SL 1995
Micralestes argyrotaenia Africa 9.1 TL 1936
Micralestes comoensis Africa 6.8 TL 1967
Micralestes congicus Africa 6.4 SL 1967
Micralestes eburneensis Africa 8.9 SL 1965
Micralestes elongatus Elongated Turkana robber Africa 6 TL 1957
Micralestes fodori Africa 3.2 SL 1965
Micralestes holargyreus Africa 8 TL 1873
Micralestes humilis Africa 10.6 TL 1899
Micralestes lualabae Africa 9.2 TL 1967
Micralestes occidentalis Africa 8 TL 1899
Micralestes pabrensis Africa 5.2 TL 1966
Micralestes sardina Africa 9.5 SL 1938
Micralestes schelly Africa 4.9 SL 2007
Micralestes stormsi Africa 10 SL 1902
Micralestes vittatus Africa 9 SL 1917



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