Mormyrus tapirus Pappenheim, 1905
Mormyrus tapirus
photo by Wakeford, R.C.

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  43 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: coastal basins of the Guinean region and Cameroon.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 60-74; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 21-29. Dorsal fin 2.4-3.4x length of anal; dorsal origin well before pectorals; 10-15 scales on caudal peduncle; body height 4.1-6.1x SL; caudal peduncle 2.5-4.1x long than high.
Biology:  Affinities: Mormyrus rume and Mormyrus subundulatus, Mormyrus tapirus with longer snout, longer anal fin and 10-15 scales on caudal peduncle.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 September 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 17.02.92
Modified by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 17.12.95
Checked by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 26.08.94

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