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Vulnerable (VU)

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A medium-sized Paramormyrops with a slender, laterally compressed body and a narrow, distinctly V-shaped snout when viewed from above the head. Body depth 17.9–21.2% SL. Head length 25–32% SL; snout length 6.0–7.1% SL. Mouth subterminal. Both anal and dorsal fins terminate at about the same level. Dorsal, 17–19 rays; anal, 24–26 rays. Teeth: seven in upper jaw, eight (rarely nine) in lower. Lateral line scales 53–58 total. The angle subtended by the head width measured at the opercular bone to the tip of the snout, is 18–21°. The angle subtended by the snout, measured between the eyes to the tip of the snout, is 34-44°. The dorsal profile of the head is downward sloping and concave or straight.

The fish is dark chocolate-brown overall, lighter on the belly. The fins are dark brown.


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© Hopkins, C.D.; Sullivan, John P.

Source: Africhthy

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