Petrocephalus degeni Boulenger, 1906
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Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  8.12 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater,
Distribution:  Africa: Katonga River, Lake Victoria (Ref. 91771).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 19-19; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 27-27. It is distinguished from its congeners in the short dorsal fin originating above the first ray of the anal (Ref. 1568). Preanal length 64.1% of standard length; snout very short, the distance from the tip of the snout to the centre of the eye is 25.8% of head length (Ref. 1568, 91771). Width of mouth about 25% of head length (Ref. 1568). Teeth biscuspid, 10 in upper jaw and 22 in lower jaw (Ref. 1568).
Biology:  Forms shoals and frequents sandy or gravelly bottoms on lake shore; feeds on algae, plankton and small underwater insects (Ref. 36900).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 December 2015 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 30.11.12
Modified by: Geelhand, Dimitri - 21.12.15

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