Code Number: AABV02P15_13
Title: African Knifefish, Gymnarchus niloticus, Osteoglossiformes, Notopteroidei, Gymnarchidae, Electric Fish
Notes: Kingdom Animalia -- Phylum Chordata -- Subphylum Vertebrata -- Class Actinopterygii -- Order Osteoglossiformes -- Suborder Notopteroidei -- Family Gymnarchidae -- Species Gymnarchus niloticusActinopterygii, Freshwater Fish, Ray-finned Fishes, Fauna, Chordata, Chordates, Animal, Animalia, Underwater, Aquatic, Water, Nature, Osteichthyes, Vertebrate, Vertebrata, Ichthyology, species
Range: Nile, Niger, Volta, Chad, and Gambia rivers in Africa.
The African Knifefish, also known as Aba Aba, 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, growing to be 167 cm in length and 19 kg in weight.
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