German term or phrase:Elefantenrüssler
English translation:Elephant Nose fish
Entered by: Andrea Garfield-Barkworth

15:07 Nov 5, 2009
This question was closed without grading. Reason: Answer found elsewhere

German to English translations [PRO]
Science - Fisheries
German term or phrase: Elefantenrüssler
A type of fish from the Cameroon
Andrea Garfield-Barkworth
Local time: 00:13

Summary of answers provided
3Long-nosed Elephant Fish, Elephant Nose, Peter's Elephantnose, Peters' elephantnose fish
David Williams
Summary of reference entries provided
Peters' elephantnose fish
Kim Metzger

Discussion entries: 2



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Long-nosed Elephant Fish, Elephant Nose, Peter's Elephantnose, Peters' elephantnose fish

Gnathonemus petersii = Long-nosed Elephant Fish, Elephant Nose, Peter's Elephantnose, Peters' elephantnose fish

Vgl. Tapirfisch, Elefanten Rüsselfisch. Gnathonemus petersii. http://www.marions-tier.info/html/tapirfisch__elefanten-_rus...

Note added at 10 mins (2009-11-05 15:17:39 GMT)

Tipp bei Tiernamen: Immer nach dem lateinischen Namen suchen, das ist der Schlüssel!

Note added at 23 hrs (2009-11-06 14:22:50 GMT)

Sorry! I noticed that it was closed when I submitted the answer and was puzzled too. I had clicked on the link from the e-mail notification of the question, read it & posted my answer and only then saw that it had been closed, but my answer was accepted anyway, so I guess I must have started the answering process before you closed it. Still, at least it means that anyone else who looks here can find the answer :-)

Note added at 23 hrs (2009-11-06 14:23:46 GMT)

Have you re-opened it now, by the way? It no longer seems to say it is closed, in any case...

    Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peters%27_elephantnose_fish
    Reference: http://fish.mongabay.com/species/Gnathonemus_petersii.html
David Williams
Local time: 00:13
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you David for your help. I was of the opinion that I had closed the question before anybody had posted a reply. Sorry.

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Reference: Peters' elephantnose fish

Reference information:
Peters' elephantnose fish (Gnathonemus petersii; syn. Gnathonemus brevicaudatus Pellegrin, 1919, Mormyrus petersii Günther, 1862[1]) is an elephantfish in the genus Gnathonemus. Other names in English include elephantnose fish, long-nosed elephant fish, and Ubangi mormyrid, after the Ubangi River.


Der Elefantenrüsselfisch (Gnathonemus petersii) gehört zur Familie der Elefantenfische (Mormyridae) der Ordnung der Knochenzünglerfische (Osteoglossiformes), die auch andere Familien wie etwa die Schmetterlingsfische (Pantodontidae) umfasst.


Kim Metzger
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PRO pts in category: 4
Note to reference poster
Asker: Thank you Kim. Yes I did find elephantnose fish. I'm sorry but I thought I had closed the question before anybody had posted.

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agree  David Williams: Snap! :-)
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