Hippopotamyrus pictus (Marcusen, 1864)

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  30.5 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 100.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: in the large Sahelo-Sudanese basins Nile, Niger, Benue, Chad and Volta (Ref. 2915, 28714, 81274); also Mono River in Togo, Sassandra River in Ivory Coast and in Ghana, Burkina Faso, NIgeria and Cameroon (Ref. 3203, 2915, 81274).
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.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 November 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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