Mormyrus macrophthalmus Günther, 1866
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Niger and Volta basins. Also known from the Bénoué basin in Cameroon (Ref. 2915).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 59-68; Anal soft rays: 18-22. very short snout, massive and rounded; mouth opens before eyes; anal fin base 3.8-4.9x of dorsal fin base; 12-16 scales on caudal peduncle; caudal peduncle height 2.5-3.0x body length; SL 3.4-5.0x body weight.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 October 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 17.02.92
Modified by: Sanciangco, Millicent - 23.08.04
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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