Publications

Kisekelwa, T.,  Boden, G.Snoeks, J. & Vreven, E. 2016. ‘Marcusenius kaninginii, a new species of elephantfish from the Lowa River basin, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Osteoglossiformes: Mormyridae)’. Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters 26: 341-352. München, Germany : Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil. ISSN: 0936-9902.  (PR).
Category :  Article in a scientific Journal / Article in a Journal
Abstract :  Marcusenius kaninginii, a new Marcusenius species with eight large circumpeduncular scales, is described from the Lowa River, a right bank tributary of the Lualaba (Upper Congo basin). It is distinguished from all other Marcusenius species with eight circumpeduncular scales by the following unique combination of characters: 43-47 lateral line scales; 18-23 dorsal-fin rays; 27-30 anal-fin rays; 42-44 vertebrae; a relatively shallow body at the anterior base of the anal fin (depth 25.0-28.6 % SL); a deep caudal peduncle (39-57 % of caudal peduncle length); and a short pectoral fin (15.5-19.1 % SL). Additionally, it has a typical dark-brown body coloration with a black transversal bar between the anterior parts of the dorsal and anal fins, and a black horizontal band along the lateral line from just behind the opercle up to the transversal bar.
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