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Code Number:    AABV02P15_13

Title: Aba Aba, (Gymnarchus niloticus), Osteoglossiformes, Notopteroidei, Gymnarchidae, Electric Fish

Notes: Range: Nile, Niger, Volta, Chad, and Gambia rivers in Africa.

Gymnarchus niloticus, is nocturnal and feeds on insects and small fish. Gymnarchus niloticus is a weakly electric fish. This species is one of the larger electric fish and reaches a length of 167 cm and a weight of 19 kg.

Kingdom: s:"Animalia"
Phylum: s:"Chordata"
Class: s:"Actinopterygii"
Order: s:"Osteoglossiformes"
Family: s:"Gymnarchidae"
Genus: s:"Gymnarchus"
Species: s:"Gymnarchus niloticus"
(Cuvier, 1829)

Actinopterygii, Freshwater Fish, Ray-finned Fishes, Fauna, Chordata, Chordates, Animal, Animalia, Underwater, Aquatic, Water, Nature, Osteichthyes, Vertebrate, Vertebrata, Ichthyology, species

Photographer: Wernher Krutein


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