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- proper n. A taxonomic family within the order Osteoglossiformes — the freshwater elephantfish.
Examples include the decline of the sturgeon and the caviar industry in rivers such as the Volga (Russia) and the sharp decline of Mormyridae (an elephant-nosed fish family of Osteoglossiformes) in Lakes Kainji and Volta (both in West Africa), after the inundation of their preferred habitats as a result of dams.
BTW, the commonly used generic name of the elephantnose fish is Mormyrus; maybe google for that or for Mormyridae.
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