Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-177

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-177Bonytongues neiThis category includes species in the family Arapaimidae (Bonytongues) and genus Heterotis, of which (from there is just one as follows:

Heterotis (Heterotis niloticus). Max size: 100.0 cm SL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 10.2 kg

From FAO FishStat all capture in 1999-2007 was from African inland waters. Heterotis niloticus is distributed in Africa.

This category is therefore taken to include Heterotis niloticus only.