Petrocephalus cunganus

Petrocephalus cunganus Boulenger, 1910

Original Published Description:

Boulenger, G. A. (1910).  On a large collection of fishes made by Dr. W. J. Ansorge in the Quanza and Bengo rivers, Angola. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 6, 537-561.
 
Languages: English

Overview

General Description

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.

Author(s): Lavoué, Sébastien
Rights holder(s): Lavoué, Sébastien

Description

Size

From Boulenger (1910): Total length 110 mm.

Author(s): Lavoué, Sébastien
Rights holder(s): Lavoué, Sébastien

Look Alikes

From Boulenger (1910): 

Near Petrocephalus simus, Sauvage, but agreeing with Petrocephalus degeni in the anal not originating in front of the dorsal, and in the more elongate body.

Author(s): Lavoué, Sébastien
Rights holder(s): Lavoué, Sébastien

Ecology and Distribution

Distribution

Holotype from the Quanza River at Cunga

Author(s): Lavoué, Sébastien
Rights holder(s): Lavoué, Sébastien

References

Boulenger, G. A. (1910).  On a large collection of fishes made by Dr. W. J. Ansorge in the Quanza and Bengo rivers, Angola. Annals and Magazine of Natural History. 6, 537-561.
 
Harder, W. (2000).  The Mormyridae and other Osteoglossomorpha (CD-ROM). World Biodiversity Database, CD-ROM Series. 2000, New York: Springer Verlag, ETI-UNESCO.
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