Petrocephalus bane

Petrocephalus bane
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Osteoglossiformes
Family: Mormyridae
Genus: Petrocephalus
Species: P. bane
Binomial name
Petrocephalus bane
(Lacépède, 1803)
  • Mormyrus bane Lacépède, 1803
  • Petrocephalus bane bane (Lacépède, 1803)
  • Petrocephalus bane ansorgii (Boulenger, 1903)
  • Petrocephalus bane tchadensis Blache & Miton, 1961
  • Petrocephalus bane comoensis de Merona, 1979

Petrocephalus bane is a species of elephantfish native to Africa where it occurs in the basins of the Nile, Bénoué and Volta rivers and the Chad Basin. It prefers relatively still waters of lakes, irrigation canals and lagoons. This species can reach a length of 20 centimetres (7.9 in) SL. It can also be found in the aquarium trade.[1]


  1. Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Petrocephalus bane" in FishBase. February 2014 version.

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