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Family: Arapaimidae Bonytongues



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5 species (see list below)

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South America

 
Arapaima agassizii
[]

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand

South America
Max. Length 450 cm TL
Arapaima gigas (Schinz, 1822)

Photo by Jean-Francois Helias / Fishing Adventures Thailand
 
Arapaima gigas
[Arapaima]
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South America
Max. Length 77.6 cm SL

 
Arapaima leptosoma
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South America
Max. Length 203 cm SL

 
Arapaima mapae
[]

Photo by Laleye, P.

Africa
Max. Length 100 cm SL
Heterotis niloticus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Laleye, P.
 
Heterotis niloticus
[African bonytongue]
5 Species of Family Arapaimidae
(Bonytongues)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1847 Arapaima agassizii South America
1822 Arapaima gigas Arapaima South America 450 TL
2013 Arapaima leptosoma South America 77.6 SL
1847 Arapaima mapae South America 203 SL
1829 Heterotis niloticus African bonytongue Africa 100 SL



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