Notes on our classification & how to cite

This site uses a classification that follows The Catalog of Fishes (March, 2015) with the following exceptions:

We recognize Campylomormyrus compressirostris (Pellegrin 1924) as a valid species following Feulner et al. (2007).

Hippopotamyrus retrodoralis (Nichols & Griscom 1917) is treated as Paramormyrops retrodorsalis (Nichols & Griscom 1917).

Pollimyrus kingsleyae eburneensis Bigorne 1990 treated as Pollimyrus eburneensis (Bigorne 1990)

Brienomyrus tavernei Poll 1972 is treated as Paramormyrops tavernei (Poll 1972)

Petrocephalus guttatus Fowler 1936 is treated as Pollimyrus guttatus (Fowler 1936)

Pollimyrus isidori fasciaticeps (Boulenger 1920) is treated as Pollimyrus fasciaticeps (Boulenger 1920)

Pollimyrus isidori osborni (Nichols & Griscom 1917) is treated at Pollimyrus osborni (Nichols & Griscom 1917)

Please cite this Scratchpad as follows:

Sullivan, J.P. and Lavoué, S. (year accessed) Mormyridae - African Weakly Electric Fishes Scratchpad. Accessed at http://mormyrids.myspecies.info on date accessed.

For a particular piece of content (text or image), look for author/license holder on the page and cite as follows:

Author(s). (Year accessed). Mormyridae - African Weakly Electric Fishes Scratchpad. Accessed at URL of page on date accessed.

What does 'Mintotom mi ne ve?' mean? 

It means 'Where are the mormyrids?' in the Fang language of Gabon.

This site uses a classification that follows The Catalog of Fishes (March, 2015) with the following exceptions:

We recognize Campylomormyrus compressirostris (Pellegrin 1924) as a valid species following Feulner et al. (2007).

Hippopotamyrus retrodoralis (Nichols & Griscom 1917) is treated as Paramormyrops retrodorsalis (Nichols & Griscom 1917).

Pollimyrus kingsleyae eburneensis Bigorne 1990 treated as Pollimyrus eburneensis (Bigorne 1990)

Brienomyrus tavernei Poll 1972 is treated as Paramormyrops tavernei (Poll 1972)

Petrocephalus guttatus Fowler 1936 is treated as Pollimyrus guttatus (Fowler 1936)

Pollimyrus isidori fasciaticeps (Boulenger 1920) is treated as Pollimyrus fasciaticeps (Boulenger 1920)

Pollimyrus isidori osborni (Nichols & Griscom 1917) is treated at Pollimyrus osborni (Nichols & Griscom 1917)


Please cite this Scratchpad as follows:

Sullivan, J.P. and Lavoué, S. (year accessed) Mormyridae - African Weakly Electric Fishes Scratchpad. Accessed at http://mormyrids.myspecies.info on date accessed.

For a particular piece of content (text or image), look for author/license holder on the page and cite as follows:

Author(s). (Year accessed). Mormyridae - African Weakly Electric Fishes Scratchpad. Accessed at URL of page on date accessed.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith