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Hippopotamyrus szaboi  Kramer, van der Bank & Wink, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Hippopotamyrus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,potamos = river + greek, myros = the male of morey eel (Ref. 45335);  szaboi: Named in honor of the late Dr. Thomas Szabo of the Laboratoire de Neurophysiologie Sensorielle Comparée (CNRS) at Gif-sur-Yvette near Paris, one of the founding fathers of the field of electroreception (Ref. 52128).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Upper Zambezi River (Ref. 52128).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52128)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 18-21; Anal soft rays: 21 - 25. Body long and slender, laterally compressed (Ref. 52128). Head broadly rounded with a terminally positioned mouth (Ref. 52128). Dorsal fin origin set far back and behind that of anal fin (Ref. 52128). Caudal fin with broadly rounded lobes (Ref. 52128). Scales cycloid with reticulate striae except in centre, extending anteriorly to operculum, pectoral fins and pelvic fins(Ref. 52128). Dark brown or black colour with a distinctive vertical black band from dorsal origin (Ref. 52128).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kramer, B., H. van der Bank and M. Wink, 2004. Hippopotamyrus ansorgii species complex in the Upper Zambezi River system with a description of a new species, H. szaboi (Mormyridae). Zool. Scripta 33(1):1-18. (Ref. 52128)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00609 - 0.02852), b=2.84 (2.66 - 3.02), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (16 of 100) .