Marcusenius mento (Boulenger, 1890)
photo by RMCA/Musschoot, T.

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: Gabon, Sierra Leone, Guinea-Bissau (P. Guinea) and Liberia. Known from Cameroon and the Guinea-West Liberia region as well as in the Gambia, Senegal and the upper Niger River (Ref. 2915).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-34; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 33-39. Dorsal fin origin slightly behind anal fin origin. SL/body depth ratio = 3.2-5.0. Caudal peduncle depth 2.7-4.9 x its length.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 17.02.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.07.05
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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