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Petrocephalus tenuicauda  (Steindachner, 1894)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Petrocephalus: Latin, petra = stone + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Africa: Atlantic Guinean slope.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2915)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-29; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 30 - 35. Body depth 3-4 x SL. Caudal peduncle height 15.7-20.9 x SL. Dorsal fin base 3.4-4.0 x SL. Eye diameter 3.2-1.6 x head length. Color silvery, more or less brownish. First rays of dorsal darkened black forming triangular spot at base of dorsal fin. Darkened upper and lower rays of caudal forming V-spot.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Affinities: P. levequei.

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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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