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Order: Gonorynchiformes


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37 species
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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 180 cm SL
Chanos chanos (Forsskål, 1775)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Chanos chanos
[Milkfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Cromeria nilotica
[Naked shellear]

Photo by MNHN

Africa
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL
Cromeria occidentalis Daget, 1954

Photo by MNHN
 
Cromeria occidentalis
[]

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 31 cm SL
Gonorynchus abbreviatus Temminck & Schlegel, 1846

Photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan
 
Gonorynchus abbreviatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific. New Z
Max. Length 48.6 cm SL

 
Gonorynchus forsteri
[]

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.

Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Gonorynchus gonorynchus (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Zsilavecz, G.
 
Gonorynchus gonorynchus
[Beaked salmon]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

South Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Gonorynchus greyi (Richardson, 1845)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Gonorynchus greyi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL

 
Gonorynchus moseleyi
[Beaked sandfish]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 2.1 cm SL

 
Grasseichthys gabonensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Kneria angolensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8 cm NG

 
Kneria ansorgii
[]

Photo by Gratwicke, B.

Africa
Max. Length 7 cm FL
Kneria auriculata (Pellegrin, 1905)

Photo by Gratwicke, B.
 
Kneria auriculata
[Airbreathing shellear]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Kneria katangae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Kneria maydelli
[Cunene kneria]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Kneria paucisquamata
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Kneria polli Trewavas, 1936

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Kneria polli
[Western shellear]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 57.5 cm SL

 
Kneria ruaha
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Kneria rukwaensis Seegers, 1995

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Kneria rukwaensis
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 6.8 cm TL
Kneria sjolandersi Poll, 1967

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Kneria sjolandersi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 4.8 cm SL

 
Kneria stappersii
[]

Photo by Lahrmann, F.

Africa
Max. Length 4.3 cm SL
Kneria uluguru Seegers, 1995

Photo by Lahrmann, F.
 
Kneria uluguru
[]

Photo by FAO

Africa
Max. Length 8.6 cm SL
Kneria wittei Poll, 1944

Photo by FAO
 
Kneria wittei
[]

Photo by Cutler, J.

Africa
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Parakneria abbreviata (Pellegrin, 1931)

Photo by Cutler, J.
 
Parakneria abbreviata
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL

 
Parakneria cameronensis
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6.9 cm TL

 
Parakneria damasi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.7 cm SL

 
Parakneria fortuita
[Cubango kneria]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Parakneria kissi
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Parakneria ladigesi Poll, 1967

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Parakneria ladigesi
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 8.3 cm TL

 
Parakneria lufirae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Parakneria malaissei
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 14.9 cm TL

 
Parakneria marmorata
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Parakneria mossambica
[Gorongoza kneria]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 5.4 cm SL
Parakneria spekii (Günther, 1868)

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Parakneria spekii
[]

Photo by Seegers, L.

Africa
Max. Length 6.4 cm SL
Parakneria tanzaniae Poll, 1984

Photo by Seegers, L.
 
Parakneria tanzaniae
[]
No picture found
Africa
Max. Length 5.1 cm TL

 
Parakneria thysi
[]

Photo by Mertens, P.

Africa
Max. Length 6.7 cm TL
Parakneria vilhenae Poll, 1965

Photo by Mertens, P.
 
Parakneria vilhenae
[]

Photo by Sazima, I.

Africa
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Phractolaemus ansorgii Boulenger, 1901

Photo by Sazima, I.
 
Phractolaemus ansorgii
[Hingemouth]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Chanos chanos Milkfish Indo-Pacific 180 SL 1775
Cromeria nilotica Naked shellear Africa 2.9 SL 1901
Cromeria occidentalis Africa 4.4 SL 1954
Gonorynchus abbreviatus Northwest Pacific 31 SL 1846
Gonorynchus forsteri Southwest Pacific. New Z 48.6 SL 1911
Gonorynchus gonorynchus Beaked salmon Southeast Atlantic 60 TL 1766
Gonorynchus greyi South Pacific 50 TL 1845
Gonorynchus moseleyi Beaked sandfish Eastern Central Pacific 30 SL 1923
Grasseichthys gabonensis Africa 2.1 SL 1964
Kneria angolensis Africa 9 TL 1866
Kneria ansorgii Africa 8 NG 1910
Kneria auriculata Airbreathing shellear Africa 7 FL 1905
Kneria katangae Africa 4.8 SL 1976
Kneria maydelli Cunene kneria Africa 5.7 SL 1961
Kneria paucisquamata Africa 4.8 SL 1975
Kneria polli Western shellear Africa 7 SL 1936
Kneria ruaha Africa 57.5 SL 1995
Kneria rukwaensis Africa 6.2 SL 1995
Kneria sjolandersi Africa 6.8 TL 1967
Kneria stappersii Africa 4.8 SL 1915
Kneria uluguru Africa 4.3 SL 1995
Kneria wittei Africa 8.6 SL 1944
Parakneria abbreviata Africa 7.2 SL 1931
Parakneria cameronensis Africa 9.2 SL 1909
Parakneria damasi Africa 6.9 TL 1965
Parakneria fortuita Cubango kneria Africa 5.7 SL 1973
Parakneria kissi Africa 9.7 SL 1969
Parakneria ladigesi Africa 6.4 SL 1967
Parakneria lufirae Africa 8.3 TL 1965
Parakneria malaissei Africa 7.8 SL 1969
Parakneria marmorata Africa 14.9 TL 1923
Parakneria mossambica Gorongoza kneria Africa 6 SL 1974
Parakneria spekii Africa 5.4 SL 1868
Parakneria tanzaniae Africa 6.4 SL 1984
Parakneria thysi Africa 5.1 TL 1965
Parakneria vilhenae Africa 6.7 TL 1965
Phractolaemus ansorgii Hingemouth Africa 25 TL 1901



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