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Polypterus senegalus meridionalis

Scientific name: Polypterus senegalus meridionalis   (Poll, 1941)

Common name(s): None

Origin: Central Africa: Lualaba River and affluents in Katanga (Congo Dem Rep), Congo River down to Yangambi.

Max reported size (TL): 700mm (28")

Description: Uniform olive-grey colouration. 9-10 dorsal spines. Jaws appromiately equal length.

Comments: The designation of this separate subspecies is no longer considered valid.

Main Reference:

Timo Moritz and Ralf Britz (2019): Revision of the extant Polypteridae (Actinopterygii: Cladistia). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters. IEF-1094: 1-96