Marcusenius nyasensis (Worthington, 1933)
photo by FAO

Family:  Mormyridae (Elephantfishes)
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Anal spines: 0-0
Biology:  Often found in swampy places with muddy bottom (Ref. 5595). Lagoons and sheltered rivers and flood plains (Ref. 4967).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 15.04.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 04.07.05

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