Hippopotamyrus pappenheimi

General description: 

General Description: (From original description in Boulenger 1910.)

Depth of body 3 2/3 to 4 times in total length, length of head 4 to 4 ¾ times. Head slightly longer than deep; snout rounded, ¼ length of head, slightly projecting beyond mouth; mouth small, subinferior, its width 1/5 to 1/4 length of head; teeth notched, 5-7 in upper jaw, 6-8 in lower; posterior nostril a little below level of centre of eye; eye about 2/3 length of snout and ½ interorbital width. Dorsal 20-22, its length about ½ its distance from head, originating above 4th to 6th ray of anal. Anal 25-28, a little longer than dorsal, nearly equally distant from base of ventral and from base of caudal. Pectoral pointed, ¾ to 4/5 length of head, reaching base of ventral. Caudal densely scaled in the basal half, with obtusely pointed lobes. Caudal peduncle 3 to 3 1/2 times as long as deep, as long as head. 71-80 scales in lateral line, 14-16/21-24 in transverse series on body, 11-13/11-13 in transverse series between dorsal and anal, 12-14 round caudal peduncle. Brown; a more or less indistinct dark vertical bar between anterior part of dorsal and anal. Total length 80 to 180 mm.

Size: to 180 mm TL.

EOD and electric organ: unknown.

Distribution: Quanza River and Cunene River in Angola.

Distribution map in Faunafri

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith