Mormyrus caschive Linnaeus, 1758
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  100 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 5
Distribution:  Africa: Lower Nile to Bahr-el-Jebel, Lake Albert, Albert and Murchison Niles near the delta (Ref. 3203). Reports from Lakes Edward and George (Ref. 3203) are misidentifications of Mormyrus kannume (Ref. 120232).
Biology:  Bottom feeding insectivore; feeds mainly on chironomid larvae (Ref. 28714).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 April 2021 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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