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Hippopotamyrus



Hippopotamyrus is a genus of elephantfish in the family Mormyridae.

Hippopotamyrus
Hippopotamyrus castor.jpg
Hippopotamyrus castor
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae
Subfamily: Mormyrinae
Genus: Hippopotamyrus
Pappenheim, 1906
Species

See text

Synonyms
  • Paramyomyrus Pellégrin 1927

Species

There are currently 11 recognized species in this genus:[1][2]

  • Hippopotamyrus ansorgii (Boulenger 1905) (Slender stonebasher)
  • Hippopotamyrus castor Pappenheim 1906 (Lokundi mormyrid)
  • Hippopotamyrus grahami (Norman 1928) (Graham's stonebasher)
  • Hippopotamyrus harringtoni (Boulenger 1905) (Harrington's stonebasher)
  • Hippopotamyrus longilateralis B. J. Kramer & Swartz 2010 (Cunene River stonebasher)
  • Hippopotamyrus macroterops (Boulenger 1920)
  • Hippopotamyrus pappenheimi (Boulenger 1910) (Pappenheim's stonebasher)
  • Hippopotamyrus paugyi Lévêque & Bigorne 1985 (Kolente stonebasher)
  • Hippopotamyrus pictus (Marcusen 1864) (Marcusen's mormyrid)
  • Hippopotamyrus szaboi B. J. Kramer, van der Bank & Wink 2004 (Upper Zambezi mormyrid)
  • Hippopotamyrus weeksii (Boulenger 1902) (Weeks' mormyrid)

Distribution

Some of the species within this genus have rather restricted distribution. For example, H. longilateralis occurs only in the Kunene River of southern Africa.[3]


References

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2021). Species of Hippopotamyrus in FishBase. July 2021 version.
  2. ^ "Mormyridae" (PDF). Deeplyfish- fishes of the world. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ Michael Hogan. 2012. Kunene River . eds. P. Saundry & C. Cleveland. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC.






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