Elephantnose Fish Gnathonemus petersii

Elephantnose Fish
Elephantnose Fish
Elephantnose Fish
The Elephantnose Fish, also called Peter's Elephantnose Fish since there are three other elephantnose species in the genus, is named after the trunklike extension to its mouth (not actually its nose).
Elephantnose Fish
Elephantnose Fish
Elephantnose Fish
It is native to still, murky waters of West and Central Africa, mainly the Lower Niger, Ogun and Upper Charri river basins.
Elephantnose Fish
Elephantnose Fish
Elephantnose Fish
The trunk is used for finding prey, navigation, communication and defence. A muscle in the "wrist" of the tail creates a weak electrical field; the fish has electro receptors over its body and its "nose" to detect breaks in the field to identify prey and surroundings.