Hippopotamyrus pictus (Marcusen, 1864)
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 100.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: White Nile, Cameroon (Bénoué, Chari, and Logone Rivers), Nigeria, Ghana (Gold Coast), Burkina-Faso (Upper Volta), as well as in Togo (Mono) and Côte d'Ivoire (Sassandra River). Also known from the Niger and Chad basins (Ref. 2915).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-39; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 30-36. Concave back profile. Dorsal and anal fins on same level. Body height 3.2-4.8 x SL. Chin less developed than H. paugyi. Caudal peduncle height 3.2-4.9 x of its length. Nasal openings forming 45° angle with body axis.
Biology:  Affinities: H. paugyi, H. pictus, H. harringtoni (Ref. 2915).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 November 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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