Overview

Distribution

Africa: Congo basin.
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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)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=91771&speccode=11004 External link.
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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)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=91771&speccode=11004 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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