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Petrocephalus magnoculis Kramer, Bills, Skelton & Wink, 2012

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Petrocephalus: Latin, petra = stone + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Africa: Cunene River below Ruacana Falls in Namibia (Ref. 91771).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 91771)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-24; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 26 - 31. Diagnosis: Body depth 28.3-34.0% of standard length; head length 25.0-27.7% of standard length; preanal length 59.0-62.8% of standard length; anal fin length 21.5-25.6% of standard length; diameter defined by orbital rims 25.9-32.9% of head length; length of snout to posterior orbital rim of eye 47.0-51.4% of head length; length of snout to centre of eye 35.2-39.1% of head length; number of dorsal fin rays 20-24; number of scales in lateral line row 38-42 (Ref. 91771).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in rather strong currents; dicotyledonous trees, extensive reed beds and semiaquatic bushes dominate the river banks, which are rocky or sandy depending on the inside or outside bank (Ref. 91771).

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Kramer, B., R. Bills, P. Skelton and M. Wink, 2012. A critical revision of the churchill snoutfish, genus Petrocephalus Marcusen, 1854 (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Mormyridae), from southern and eastern Africa, with the recognition of Petrocephalus tanensis, and the description of five new species. Journal of Natural History 46(35-36):2179-2258. (Ref. 91771)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)


CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless





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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01622 (0.00707 - 0.03721), b=2.83 (2.65 - 3.01), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (13 of 100) .