Paramormyrops kingsleyae (Günther, 1896)
photo by Cutler, J.

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  13.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Africa: endemic to the Lower Guinea. Reports from the Congo basin (Ref. 1878, 1880, 42035, 45441, 46233, 46243, 88779) questionable.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 17-18; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 22-25. Body depth 4.2-5.0 x SL. Eye small, 6.4-8.3 x head length. Head length 4.5-5.3 x SL. Dorsal fin base 5.8-7.0 x SL, origin behind origin of anal fin. Dorsal base to anal base ratio 0.7-0.9. Pectoral shorter than head, 1.4-1.7 x pelvic fin length. Clear brown color.
Biology:  Affinities: B. k. eburneensis is distinguished by number of teeth in upper jaw and soft rays of dorsal and anal fins.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 June 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 17.03.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.02.12
Checked by: Boden, Gert - 27.02.12

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