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Malapterurus tanganyikaensis  Roberts, 2000

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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Malapteruridae (Electric catfishes)
Etymology: Malapterurus: Greek, mala = a lot of + Greek, pteron = fin + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335);  tanganyikaensis: Named to honor the Belgian ichthyologist Max Poll (1908-1991), in recognition of his lifetime of work on African fishes and especially the ichthyofauna of Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 44050).   More on author: Roberts.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Africa: widely distributed in Lake Tanganyika (Ref. 34006, 44050) and present in the Malagarasi River basin (Ref. 78218, 98577).

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 49.5 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 44050)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 9 - 12; Vertebre: 38 - 45. Diagnosis: tooth patches broad; 9-12 anal-fin rays; 38-41 vertebrae; 19-20 caudal-fin rays (ii-7-8-ii-iii); stout, cylindrical head; broad, square snout; body finely spotted (Ref. 44050).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Limnetic electric catfish (Ref. 44050). Voracious piscivore (Ref. 36901, 44050, 78218) feeding on cichlids (Ref. 36901, 44050). Encountered in the littoral zone down to a depth of 50 m; especially common in bays or near the mouths of rivers (Ref. 36901).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Roberts, T.R., 2000. A review of the African electric catfish family Malapteruridae, with descriptions of new species. Occas. Pap. Ichthyol. 1:1-15. (Ref. 34006)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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