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Originale description from Lacepède (1803) :

Le mormyre bané (Mormyrus [i.e., Petrocephalus] bane):

Le museau obtus; la mâchoire supérieure beaucoup plus avancée que l'inférieure ; la dorsale égale en longueur à la nageoire de l'anus; un seul orifice à chaque narine.

La huitième espèce de mormyre de Lacepède

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Distribution

Africa.
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Described from the Nile River. Elsewhere, Petrocephalus bane is widely distributed in West Africa.

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Petrocephalus bane

Petrocephalus bane is a species of elephantfish native to Africa where it occurs in the basins of the Nile, Bénoué and Volta rivers and the Chad Basin. It prefers relatively still waters of lakes, irrigation canals and lagoons. This species can reach a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Petrocephalus bane" in FishBase. February 2014 version.


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