Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid Mormyrus longirostris

Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid
Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid
Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid with Peter's Elephantnose
The Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid is native to freshwater systems in Zambia and Tanzania, including Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. Mormyrids are also called Elephant-nosed Fish, along with others in different genera in the same family. There is also another relative called the Eastern Bottlenose, the similar-looking Mormyrus caschive of the Nile Basin.
Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid
Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid
Eastern Bottlenose Mormyrid with Peter's Elephantnose
It grows to 75cm long. Mainly nocturnal, it hunts prey and navigates surroundings using electro receptors and can give a mild electric shock for defence.