Marcusenius furcidens (Pellegrin, 1920)
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  32 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Como, Bandama and Sassandra rivers in Côte d'Ivoire. Affinities: Marcusenius ussheri, Marcusenius mento, and Marcusenius thomasi. Recorded from Tano River, Ghana (Ref. 272).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-34; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 30-36. Dorsal fin origin same level as anal fin. Body depth 3.2-3.5 x SL. Thick caudal peduncle, 2.6-3.8 x its length.
Biology:  Females can produce as many as 9200 eggs (Ref. 10606).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 30 April 2006 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.03.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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