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Diseases and Parasites

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Spinitectus Infestation 5 (Larvae sp.). Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Diseases and Parasites

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Rhabdochona Disease. Parasitic infestations (protozoa, worms, etc.)
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Migration

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Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
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Trophic Strategy

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Occurs in shallow inshore waters over both sandy and rocky bottoms, appears seasonally over muddy bottoms adjacent to extensive papyrus swamps. Feeds on small organisms like Ostracoda, Hydracarina, and Diaptomus.
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Biology

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In Lake Kyoga in or near water lily swamps (Ref. 49805). In Lake Victoria in shallow inshore waters over both sandy and rocky bottoms, and seasonally over muddy bottoms adjacent to extensive papyrus swamps (Ref. 9606). Predominantly insectivorous, feeding mainly on chironomid larvae (Ref. 12526), but also feeds on small organisms like Ostracoda, Hydracarina (Ref. 9606, 12526), Conchostraca (Ref. 12526) and Diaptomus (Ref. 9606). Crustaceans, gastropods, fish eggs and detritus are also taken (Ref. 9606). Males grow to larger size than females; breeds twice a year during rainy seasons; migrates up the river to spawn (Ref. 10608). Oviparous (Ref. 205).
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Victoria stonebasher

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The Victoria stonebasher (Marcusenius victoriae) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Mormyridae. It is found in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and inland deltas. It is threatened by habitat loss.

Etymology

The fish was not named after Queen Victoria but for Lake Victoria, from where the fish is found.[2]

References

  1. ^ FishBase team RMCA.; Geelhand, D. (2016). "Marcusenius victoriae". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T60365A47185200. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-3.RLTS.T60365A47185200.en. Retrieved 17 November 2021.
  2. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (22 September 2018). "Order OSTEOGLOSSIFORMES". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 30 January 2022.
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Victoria stonebasher: Brief Summary

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The Victoria stonebasher (Marcusenius victoriae) is a species of ray-finned fish in the family Mormyridae. It is found in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. Its natural habitats are rivers, swamps, freshwater lakes, freshwater marshes, and inland deltas. It is threatened by habitat loss.

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