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Marcusenius angolensis  (Boulenger, 1905)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Osteoglossiformes (Bony tongues) > Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Etymology: Marcusenius: Becasue of J. Marcusen, author of "Zur Phauna des Schwarzen Meeres", 1867; ichthyologist.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243).   Tropical

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Africa: Quanza, Kunene and upper Zambezi in Angola (Ref. 11970, 94473). Also in the Kasai (Ref. 41590), middle Congo River (Ref. 41591) and Aruwimi (Ref. 106290) in Democratic Republic of the Congo; possibly also in Pool Malebo (Ref. 45486).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 13.5 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42015)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 26; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 33. Diagnosis: Marcusenius angolensis can be distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: number of anal fin rays 33, number of dorsal rays 26, anal fin length 25.7% of standard length, dorsal fin length 19.6% of standard length, and caudal peduncle length 17.0% of standard length (Ref. 75962). Colouration: colour in preservation: a homogeneous brown-ochre (Ref. 75962).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Kramer, B., P. Skelton, H. van der Bank and M. Wink, 2007. Allopatric differentiation in the Marcusenius macrolepidotus species complex in southern and eastern Africa: the resurrection of M. pongolensis and M. angolensis, and the description of two new species (Mormyridae, Teleostei). J. Nat. Hist. 41(9-12):647-708. (Ref. 75962)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

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=0.00501 (0.00214 - 0.01176), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±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 vulnerability (13 of 100) .