Marcusenius cyprinoides

Marcusenius cyprinoides (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Ecology and Distribution


Nile, from the Delta to Bahr-el-Jebel, Niger and Chad basins, Bénoué River.  See FishBase for museum records and localities.

Author(s): Sullivan, John P.
Rights holder(s): Sullivan, John P.


  • Mormyrus abbreviatus Valenciennes 1847 (synonym (subjective = heterotypic))
  • Mormyrus labiatus Geoffroy St. Hilaire 1809 (synonym (subjective = heterotypic))
  • Mormyrus elongatus Rüppell, 1832 (synonym (subjective = heterotypic))
  • Gnathonemus cyprinoides elongata Pellegrin, 1927 (synonym (subjective = heterotypic))


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