Alestopetersius is a genus of characins, fish found mostly in Congo River Basin in Middle Africa with one species (A. smykalai) from the lower Niger River in Nigeria. There are currently 10 described species in this genus.



  1. ^ Mbimbi M.M., J.J. & Stiassny, M.L.J. (2012). "A new Alestopetersius (Characiformes: Alestidae) from the Kwilu River (Kasai basin) of central Africa; with a phylogeny for the genus and synonymy of Duboisialestes." Zootaxa 3166: 59–68.
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