Paramormyrops gabonensis Taverne, Thys van den Audenaerde & Heymer, 1977
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  16.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Ivindo River, Ntem River and Woleu River (Ref. 81635).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-21; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 25-27. A moderate-sized Paramormyrops (Ref. 81635). The head profile is slightly concave dorsally; snout is U-shaped from above, it is truncate, rather deep, and fleshy (Ref. 81635). The fleshy chin appendage is slightly enlarged (Ref. 81635). The colour is dark chocolate-brown overall, including the fin rays (Ref. 81635).
Biology:  It inhabits deep channels in slow-moving water (Ref. 81635). Electric organ discharge (EOD) lasts 8 ms (Ref. 10460).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.06.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 05.01.18

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