Elephant trunk fish

The eel has an upper-body that is yellow, a black line down the middle and the lower-body is usually a mix of white and brown.

The Elephant trunk fish lives in the benthopelagic, potamodromous, freshwater, brackish, pH range: 6.5 - 7.5, dH range: 15 environment.

Mormyrids, also known as elephant trunk fish, have three electro sensory channels, each carrying specific types of information from electro receptors in the skin to the central brain area, for analysing and intergration. More

An elephant trunk fish has a long, trunk like lower lip that probes mud for the invertebrates. The Chinese algae eater has a vacuum cleaner mouth for browsing on under water leaves an stones. South Africa's hatchet fish has deep but knife-thin bodies. More

Common names

Asiatischer Stachelaal in German (Deutsch)
Augenfleck-Stachelaal in German (Deutsch)
Berod in Malay (bahasa Melayu)
Cá Ch?ch lá tre in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá Chạch lá tre in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Cá chach song in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Dlugonos ciernisty in Polish (polski)
Elefantsnabelål in Danish (dansk)
elephant trunk fish in English
elephant trunk fish in Unknown
Gainchi in Nepali (नेपाली)
Gerit in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Lesser spiny eel in English
Macrognathus aculeatus in Italian (Italiano)
Nga-mwedo in Burmese (ဗမာစာ)
Øjeplet-snabelål in Danish (dansk)
Pa lot in English
Pa lot in Lao (ພາສາລາວ)
Pa lot in Laotian
Pla lod in Thai (ไทย)
Pla lod jud in Thai (ไทย)
Silih in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Silih Cina in Javanese (basa Jawa)
Silih Cina, Silih in Javanese (basa Jawa)
spiny eel in English
Tara baim in Bengali (বাংলা)
Timanttipuikkokala in Finnish (suomen kieli)
Trey chhlaunh in Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ)
хоботнорыл зубатый in Russian (русский язык)
ปลาหลด in Thai (ไทย)
ปลาหลดจุด in Thai (ไทย)
刺鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
刺鳅 in Mandarin Chinese
棘鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
棘鳅 in Mandarin Chinese
長吻棘鰍 in Mandarin Chinese
长吻棘鳅 in Mandarin Chinese
걸장어 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Synbranchiformes
Family : Mastacembelidae
Genus : Macrognathus
Species : Macrognathus aculeatus
Authority : Bloch, 1786