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Distichodus sexfasciatus.JPG
Distichodus sexfasciatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Characiformes
Family: Distichodontidae
Genus: Distichodus
J. P. Müller & Troschel, 1844

Distichodus is a genus of fish in the Distichodontidae family found in tropical Africa.


There are currently 23 recognized species in this genus:[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2015). Species of Distichodus in FishBase. October 2015 version.
  2. ^ a b c d e Moelants, T., Mbadu Zebe, V., Snoeks, J. & Vreven, E. (2014): A review of the Distichodus antonii assemblage (Characiformes: Distichodontidae) from the Congo basin. Journal of Natural History, 48 (27-28): 1707-1735.