Welcome, mormyrophile!

Looking for information on mormyrid fishes? You're in the right place. Here you'll (eventually) find: a classification reflecting the most recent published changes to mormyrid taxonomy, a descriptive taxon page for each mormyrid genus and species that will include 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. Our goal is to make this site the go-to online portal for research on mormryrids and their taxonomy, useful to the specialist and informative for the general public. 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 keep track of what's been added below.

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. 

Mormyrus caballus Boulenger Lékoli River, Odzala National Park, Republic...

Creator: Sullivan, John P. Creative Commons Licence

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Mormyrops zanclirostris, sex undetermined, Loa Loa, Ivindo River, Gabon

Creator: The mintotom team Creative Commons Licence

Mormyrus elongatus Rüppell, 1832 holotype BMNH 1850.7.29.5, Cairo, Egypt

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