Paramormyrops batesii (Boulenger, 1906)
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  15.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: wide distribution in Cameroon, Gabon and Republic of Congo, but some specimens may represent new taxa (Ref. 81635).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-17; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 22-23. A moderate-sized Paramormyrops (Ref. 81635). Head rounded, blunt; snout is U-shaped from above (Ref. 81635). The species has a uniform dark brown colour overall, somewhat lighter on the underside (Ref. 81635).
Biology:  Its electric organ discharge (EOD) is steroid-sensitive (Ref. 10765; 10764). A mature male was reported to have an EOD waveform twice as long as that of two mature females (Ref. 10764).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 16 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 16.06.94
Modified by: Boden, Gert - 05.01.18

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