Genus Polypterus


Guinean bichir - Polypterus ansorgii, commonly called Guinean Bichir, is a bony fish from rivers and other freshwater habitats in Western Africa, ranging from Guinea-Bissau to Nigeria.


Bichir - It is a dark grayish color on the top, with dark vertical marking and bands on the flank.




Barred bichir - P.


Ornate bichir - P.


Gray bichir - The body is long and about as deep as it is wide.

Order : Polypteriformes
Family : Polypteridae
Genus : Polypterus