Marcusenius senegalensis (Steindachner, 1870)
Marcusenius senegalensis
photo by Mody, K.

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  32.1 cm SL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 200.0 g
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Africa: Gambia, Senegal, Niger, Chad, Sassandra and Volta basins. Known from all great Sudanian basins and in the basins of the north-Guinean zones (Ref. 81274). Absent in zones of coastal forests (Ref. 2915).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 28-38. Dorsal origin behind anal fin origin; ratio between base of dorsal and base of anal = 0.7-0.9 body depth 3.1-4.6 x SL; depth of peduncle 2.0-3.6 x of its length.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 02 June 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Known from Sassandra River (Ref. 272), Bandama River (Ref. 272), Mé River (Ref. 272), Comoé River (Ref. 272), Bia River (Ref. 83625), Eholié River (Ref. 83625) and Tano River (Ref. 272, 83625).

Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 04.03.91
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 27.02.14
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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