Peters' Elephantnose Fish "Gnatthonemus petersii" (Double Nose)

Peters' Elephantnose Fish "Gnatthonemus petersii" (Double Nose)

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Peters' elephantnose fish Gnathonemus petersii is an African freshwater elephantfish in the genus Gnathonemus.

   Found in Africa in the Niger to Congo River basins. Limited to the Lower Niger, in the Ogun, in the Cross River Basin and in the upper Chari.   

 The elephantnose fish lives in rivers in west and central Africa, preferring slow moving, muddy waters. The fish likes waters with areas of shelter, such as logs or low hanging branches. These are used by the elephantnose fish to hide in during the day. The main rivers it frequents are the lower Niger basin, the Ogun River basin and the upper Chari River. So if you’re in any of those places, go looking for elephantnose fish!