Hippopotamyrus ansorgii ( Boulenger, 1905 )

Kramer, Bernd & Swartz, Ernst R., 2010, A new species of Slender Stonebasher within the Hippopotamyrus ansorgii complex from the Cunene River in southern Africa (Teleostei: Mormyriformes), Journal of Natural History 44 (35 - 36), pp. 2213-2242: 2230-2231

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1080/00222931003764089

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/7A2F4224-FFD8-FFCD-EA1D-FDD4483EFE25

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii ( Boulenger, 1905 )
status

 

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii ( Boulenger, 1905)  

( Figure 1E)

Marcusenius ansorgii Boulenger 1905  

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii: Taverne 1971a: 104   ; Taverne 1971b: 136; Taverne 1972: 170.

Material examined

See Material and methods section.

Type specimens

Syntypes: BMNH 1905.5.29.62–63 (2)   .

Type locality

“Betweeen Benguella and Bihé”. Benguella district includes the highlands of Bihé ( Stieler 1910). The highlands are the origin of at least five major rivers flowing in all directions. The origin of the syntypes will therefore remain unclear until new evidence, possibly from historical notes, can be found giving more precise geographical information (an intensive search has so far been unsuccessful).

Diagnosis

nA, median 25 (range 24–26); nD, median 18.5 (range 18–19); SPc, median 16 (range 16–16); SLS, median 69.5 (range 67–72); LSo, mean 0.4365 (range 0.4259 –0.4470) of HL; BD, mean 0.1966 (range 0.1891 –0.240) of SL; HL, mean 0.2109 (range 0.2079 – 0.2139) of SL; PDL, mean 0.6444 (range 0.6347 –0.6542) of SL; PAL, mean 0.6118 (range 0.5990 –0.6245) of SL; pD, mean 0.3765 (0.3669 –0.3861) of SL GoogleMaps   .

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii   species complex specimens of uncertain status

Marcusenius ansorgii Boulenger, 1905   . ZMH 1817 View Materials . ZMH 1817 View Materials , two specimens, Rio Cukimaala near north Lisboa (which has been renamed Huambo after 1975), a small tributary (headwater) of the Cunene in Angola, leg. Machado, 12 May 1961.

Marcusenius ansorgii Boulenger, 1905   . ZMH 1790 View Materials , two specimens, Rio Cuchi in Angola, a tributary of the Kubango (see map of Figure 2 View Figure 2 ), no specific place given, leg. Ladiges and Voelker, 9 October 1961.

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii   . SAIAB 67459 View Materials , 67461–67464 View Materials , 67467–67469 View Materials , 17 specimens, and   ZSM 29790 View Materials , 29792–29807 View Materials , 17 specimens from the Upper Zambezi River (Upper Zambezi morph, morph Ha 1)   , East Caprivi, Namibia   .

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii   . SAIAB 67460 View Materials , 67465 View Materials , 67466 View Materials , 18 specimens   , ZSM 29773–29789 View Materials , 29791 View Materials , 18 specimens   from the Kwando River (Kwando morph, morph Ha3), Caprivi Strip, Kongola bridge   .

ZSM

Bavarian State Collection of Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Osteoglossiformes

Family

Mormyridae

Genus

Hippopotamyrus

Loc

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii ( Boulenger, 1905 )

Kramer, Bernd & Swartz, Ernst R. 2010
2010
Loc

Hippopotamyrus ansorgii: Taverne 1971a: 104

Taverne L 1972: 170
Taverne L 1971: 104
Taverne L 1971: 136
1971