Hippopotamyrus paugyi Lévêque & Bigorne, 1985
photo by MNHN

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Africa: Limited to the Atlantic face of the Guinean mountain range, known from Guinea (Konkouré and Kolenté Rivers), Sierra Leone (Little Scarcies, Jong, Moa and Mano Rivers), and Liberia (Saint Paul River).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-34; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 26-33. Chin well developed, rounded and prominent. Nasal openings aligned on an axis parallel to that of the body. Dorsal fin origin same level as anal fin origin. LS/Depth ratio 4.1-5.2. Caudal peduncle 3-5 x long than wide. Body generally dark and mottled. Dark band vertically across body between the first few rays of dorsal and anal fins.
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 November 2006 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 17.03.92
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.12.95

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