Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes
(Bony tongues) > Mormyridae
Etymology: Marcusenius: Becasue of J. Marcusen, author of "Zur Phauna des Schwarzen Meeres", 1867; ichthyologist. More on author: Günther.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Africa: Ogowe and Kouilou-Niari Rivers in Gabon and Republic of Congo (Ref. 27691) and the Chiloango (Ref. 42034, 120641). Also widespread in the Congo River basin, from the lower Congo basin (Ref. 1878) up to the Wagenia Falls (Ref. 106245), in Cameroon (Ref. 1878, 46233), Republic of Congo (Ref. 1878, 53209), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 1878, 11970, 41585, 41580, 45441, 106245, 106290) and Angola (Ref. 11970, 120641).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27691)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Boden, G., G.G. Teugels and C.D. Hopkins, 1997. A systematic revision of the large-scaled Marcusenius with description of a new species from Cameroon (Teleostei: Osteoglossomorpha: Mormyridae). J. Nat. Hist. 31:1645-1682. (Ref. 27691)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01318 (0.00753 - 0.02307), b=2.88 (2.73 - 3.03), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .