Marcusenius stanleyanus (Boulenger, 1897)
photo by Mertens, P.

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: widespread in the Congo River basin in Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 42493), Republic of Congo (Ref. 44840), Central African Republic (Ref. 45441) and Angola (Ref. 11970, 120641). Also in the lake Tanganyika basin (Ref. 36899), but apparently only in lower courses of tributary rivers, including the Malagarasi (Ref. 54847), and not in the lake itself (Ref. 36901). Reports from the Sanaga (Ref. 51193) and Benue (Ref. 42497) in Cameroon questionable and unconfirmed (Ref. 81274, 81635).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 28-33; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 38-42
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 May 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.06.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.07.05

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