Mormyrops breviceps Steindachner, 1894
Mormyrops breviceps
photo by Wakeford, R.C.

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  65 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: Restricted to the Volta, rivers in Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Guinea-Bissau (St. Paul, Mano and Culufi Rivers).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 27-33; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 41-51. SL/Body depth 8.0-11.7. LS/Head length 4.3-6.2. Narrow snout. Head length/Width of interorbital space 5.0-9.3. Uniformly dark colored.
Biology:  Affinities: morphologically similar to M. anguilloides (Ref. 2915).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.03.91
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 25.09.97
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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