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Marcusenius caudisquamatus  Maake, Gon & Swartz, 2014

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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;  caudisquamatus: A combination of the Latin words cauda, for tail, and squama, for scale; this name refers to the high number of circumpeduncular scales in this species relative to the other members of the genus in South Africa (Ref. 95448).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 25°C - 26°C (Ref. 95448); 28°S - 29°S

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Africa: known only from Nseleni and Mhlatuze rivers in South Africa (Ref. 95448).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 25.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95448)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 20-22; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 27 - 28; Vertebrae: 44. Diagnosis: Marcusenius caudisquamatus can be distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: middle body depth 23.8-25.9% of standard length; dorsal fin length 15.4-19.2% of standard length; anal fin length 23.0-24.9% of standard length; pre-dorsal length 61.7-66.7% of standard length; pre-anal length 60.7-62.8% of standard length; caudal peduncle depth 40.4-51.7% of its length; dorsal fin rays 20-22; anal fin rays 27-28; scales around caudal peduncle 19; lateral line scales 72-73; anterior gill rakers (4)+(5-6), total anterior gill rakers 9-10; posterior gill rakers (6)+(9), total posterior gill rakers 15; conical teeth on upper/lower jaws 5-5 (Ref. 95448).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Water current was moderate to fast in sections of the rivers where Marcusenius caudisquamatus was collected (Ref. 95448).

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Maake, P.A., O. Gon and E.R. Swartz, 2014. Descriptions of three new species of Marcusenius Gill, 1862 (Teleostei: Mormyridae) from South Africa and Mozambique. Zootaxa 3780(3):455-480. (Ref. 95448)

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=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this 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 to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .