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Marcusenius senegalensis  (Steindachner, 1870)

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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Marcusenius: Becasue of J. Marcusen, author of "Zur Phauna des Schwarzen Meeres", 1867; ichthyologist.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Gambia, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Sassandra and Volta basins. Known from all great Sudanian basins and in the basins of the north-Guinean zones (Ref. 81274). Absent in zones of coastal forests (Ref. 2915).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 32.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2915); max. published weight: 200.00 g (Ref. 3799)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 28 - 38. Dorsal origin behind anal fin origin; ratio between base of dorsal and base of anal = 0.7-0.9 body depth 3.1-4.6 x SL; depth of peduncle 2.0-3.6 x of its length.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Bigorne, R., 1990. Mormyridae. p. 122-184. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest. tome 1. Faune Trop. 28. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, and ORSTOM, Paris. (Ref. 2915)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial
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