Hippopotamyrus paugyi  Lévêque & Bigorne, 1985

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Hippopotamyrus: Greek, ippos = horse + Greek,potamos = river + greek, myros = the male of morey eel (Ref. 45335).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: ? - 10.   Tropical; 23°C - 27°C (Ref. 13614); 10°N - 6°N

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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).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2915)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 29-34; Anal spines: 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     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Bigorne, R., 1990. Mormyridae. p. 122-184. In C. Lévêque, D. Paugy and G.G. Teugels (eds.) Faune des poissons d'eaux saumâtres d'Afrique de l'Ouest. tome 1. Faune Trop. 28. Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, and ORSTOM, Paris. (Ref. 2915)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

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=0.01318 (0.00609 - 0.02852), b=2.84 (2.66 - 3.02), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±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 to moderate vulnerability (28 of 100) .