Welcome, mormyrophile!

Looking for information on mormyrid fishes? You're in the right place. Here you'll find: a classification reflecting the most recent published changes to mormyrid taxonomy, a page for each mormyrid genus and species including a photograph of the type specimen, information on the electric organ discharge waveform (EOD) if known, and a bibliography including all original species descriptions and many other important works on mormyrids. We hope this site is useful to the specialist and general public alike. Have something to contribute? Say hello and request an account at the login link (upper right). This is an ongoing labor of love. Check back often to see what's been added.

How to use this site: Use the search box (upper right corner of this window) if you know the name of the taxon or author you're looking for. Alternatively, click on the "Mormyridae" tab (upper left) where you can start with an introduction to these fishes, a key to genera, and a clickable classification. 

Species Counter: As of 15 June 2016 there are 228 mormyrid species we regard as valid. How many of them do you know?

Gnathonemus longibarbis, Malagarazi River, Burundi

Creator: Yves Fermon Creative Commons Licence

Illustration of Petrocephalus ansorgii from Boulenger (1909-1916)

Creator: Boulenger, G.A. Creative Commons Licence

Marcusenius stanleyanus, 93 mm SL, tag no. JPS-231

Creator: Sullivan, John P. Creative Commons Licence

Petrocephalus balayi Sauvage holotype MNHN A-6297, Ogôoué River, Gabon.

Creator: ETI BioInformatics / Wilhelm Harder Creative Commons Licence
Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith