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Marcusenius desertus  Kramer, van der Bank & Wink, 2016

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Marcusenius: Becasue of J. Marcusen, author of "Zur Phauna des Schwarzen Meeres", 1867; ichthyologist;  desertus: The specific name desertus refers to the Skeleton Coast desert (Ref. 113652).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 20°C - 22°C (Ref. 113652)

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Africa: mouth of Cunene River (Ref. 113652).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 20.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 113652)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-25; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 26 - 32. Diagnosis: Marcusenius desertus can be distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: short snout length, 40.8-45.8% of head length; small eye diameter, 11.9-19.5% of head length; nares separation 12.7-17.6 times in head length; short preanal distance, 59.2-62.7% of standard length; short head length, 17.6-20.8% of standard length; and long anal fin, 23.7-27.4% of standard length (Ref. 113652).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The riverbed where this species is found, is sandy or rocky, occasionally with steep cliffs bordering the river (Ref. 113652).

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Kramer, L.B., F.H. van der Bank and M. Wink, 2016. Marcusenius desertus sp. nov. (Teleostei: Mormyridae), a mormyrid fish from the Namib desert. Afr. J. Aquat. Sci. 41(1):1-18. (Ref. 113652)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .