Overview

Distribution

Africa: Lomami River, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Ref. 91771).
  • Gosse, J.-P. 1984 Mormyridae. p. 63-122. In J. Daget, J.-P. Gosse and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde (eds.) Check-list of the freshwater fishes of Africa (CLOFFA). ORSTOM, Paris and MRAC, Tervuren. Vol. 1. (Ref. 3203)
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 18 - 19; Analspines: 0; Analsoft rays: 27 - 28
  • Kramer, B., R. Bills, P. Skelton and M. Wink 2012 A critical revision of the churchill snoutfish, genus Petrocephalus Marcusen, 1854 (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Mormyridae), from southern and eastern Africa, with the recognition of Petrocephalus tanensis, and the description of five new species. Journal of Natural History 46(35-36):2179-2258. (Ref. 91771)
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Size

Max. size

9.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 41590))
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Diagnostic Description

Petrocephalus congicus differs from P. haullevillii by a rosette of electroreceptor organs above the eye, which is absent in P. haullevillii (Ref. 91771).
  • Kramer, B., R. Bills, P. Skelton and M. Wink 2012 A critical revision of the churchill snoutfish, genus Petrocephalus Marcusen, 1854 (Actinopterygii: Teleostei: Mormyridae), from southern and eastern Africa, with the recognition of Petrocephalus tanensis, and the description of five new species. Journal of Natural History 46(35-36):2179-2258. (Ref. 91771)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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