From Boulenger (1910):
Petrocephalus cunganus, sp. n.
Depth of body equal to length of head, 3½ times in total length. Head slightly longer than deep, with convex upper profile; snout rounded, strongly projecting beyond mouth, 1/5 length of head; mouth below anterior border of eye, its width ¼ length of head ; teeth bicuspid, 11 in upper jaw, 24 in lower ; nostrils near lower border of eye ; eye ¼ length of head, 2/3 interorbital width. Dorsal 27, originating above first ray of anal; its length 1½ times in its distance from head and a little greater than its distance from caudal. Anal 32, equally distant from base of ventral and from base of caudal. Pectoral pointed, 2/3 length of head, not quite twice as Iong as ventral, extending beyond base of latter. Caudal scaled at the base, upper lobe pointed, lower rounded. Caudal peduncle 3 times as long as deep, ¾ length of head. 47 scales in the lateral line, 12/14 in transverse series on body, 16/14 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 12 round caudal peduncle. Brown above, silvery beneath; fins brownish.
- 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)
Holotype from the Quanza River at Cunga
- Boulenger, G.A. 1910 On a large collection of fishes made by Dr. W.J. Ansorge in the Quanza and Bengo rivers, Angola. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (Ser. 8) 6:537-561. (Ref. 1869)
From Boulenger (1910): Total length 110 mm.
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