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Worm-Jawed Mormyrid, African Elephant Nose, (Gnathonemus tamandua), Elephantfish, Blunt-jawed Elephantnose
Code Number:
AABV01P05_04.2563
Title:
Worm-Jawed Mormyrid, African Elephant Nose, (Gnathonemus tamandua), Elephantfish, Blunt-jawed Elephantnose
These fish native to Africa use their extended elephant looking mouths as a sensory organ. Also they have an organ near their tail that generates weak electric signals that are used to communicate with each other.

Distribution: Cameroon, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Chad, Benin, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger
Length: 40 cm (16 inches)

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae
Genus: Gnathonemus
Species: Gnathonemus tamandua
(Gunther, 1862)
Keywords:
Actinopterygii, Freshwater Fish, Ray-finned Fishes, Fauna, Chordata, Chordates, Animal, Animalia, Underwater, Aquatic, Water, Nature, Osteichthyes, Vertebrate, Vertebrata, Ichthyology, species
Image by:
Wernher Krutein

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