Mormyrops oudoti Daget, 1954
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  11.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: Known only by the type specimen found in Bamako, Mali from the River Niger.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 35-35; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 45-45. More or less massive body than M. caballus. Narrow head (length/interorbital space ratio 10 to 1), snout similar to M. caballus. Uniformly dark with neck and stomach much clearer. With depression in the middle between gills and eyes. Eyes laterally situated. Anal fin origin before dorsal fin origin.
Biology:  Affinities: M. caballus (Ref. 2915).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 23 October 2019 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 17.03.92
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.12.95
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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