Marcusenius brucii (Boulenger, 1910)
photo by Musschoot, T.

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  33 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Ogun and Oshun rivers in Nigeria (Ref. 3203) and Mono in Togo (Ref. 13331). Affinities: meristically close to Marcusenius senegalensis; difference only in the body form and caudal peduncle.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 24-36; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 29-31. Ratio base of dorsal/base of anal = 0.8-0.9; body length/SL ratio = 2.9-3.3 peduncle 1.9-2.0 x longer than deep.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 04 September 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 17.02.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.07.05
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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