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Marcusenius cyprinoides  (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Nigeria country information

Common names: Afinfin, Elugi, Faya
Occurrence: native
Salinity: freshwater
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Uses: no uses
Comments: Found in Upper Niger, Lower Niger, Benue and Chad basins (Ref. 31256).
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/ni.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Bigorne, R., 1990
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL

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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 33.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2915); max. published weight: 458.00 g (Ref. 2915)

Environment

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243)

Climate / Range

Tropical

Distribution

Africa: Nile, from the Delta to Bahr-el-Jebel, Niger and Chad basins. Also in the Bénoué River (Ref. 2915). Affinities: close to Marcusenius abadii. # of anal fin rays, # of scales on lateral line and the position of the dorsal and anal fins distinguishes one from the other.
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Introductions

Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 25-31; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 31 - 37. Dorsal fin slightly behind anal fin origin. Body depth 3.0-4.7 x SL and peduncle length 2.0-3.4 x its depth.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits lakes. Bottom feeding insectivore. Breeds during flood season and enters the floodplain for this purpose (Ref. 28714). Shows three 'preferred' modes of intervals between electric organ discharges (inter-EOD) when at rest: 10-35 ms, 50-120 ms and 200-350 ms (Ref. 10833).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Harmless



Human uses

Fisheries: minor commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.5000 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.0   ±0.37 se; Based on food items.

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown