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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Gonorynchiformes
Family: Kneriidae
Genus: Cromeria
Boulenger, 1901[1]

2 recognized species, see article.

Cromeria is a small genus of fish in the Kneriidae family found in fresh waters in the Sudan, Mali, and Guinea in the Nile and Niger Rivers of Africa. These reach a length of up to 4.4 cm. The currently recognized species are:[2][3]


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  2. ^ Moritz, T., R. Britz and K.E. Linsenmair 2006. Cromeria nilotica and C. occidentalis, two valid species of the African freshwater fish family Kneriidae (Teleostei: Gonorhynchiformes).
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2016). Species of Cromeria in FishBase. August 2016 version.
  • Eschmeyer, William N., ed. (1998). Catalog of Fishes Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3. p. 2905. California Academy of Sciences: San Francisco, USA. ISBN 0-940228-47-5.
  • Wu, H.L., K.-T. Shao and C.F. Lai (eds.) (1999). Latin-Chinese dictionary of fishes names.