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Habitat and Ecology
demersal; potamodromous (Ref. 51243); freshwater
Potamodromous. Migrating within streams, migratory in rivers, e.g. Saliminus, Moxostoma, Labeo. Migrations should be cyclical and predictable and cover more than 100 km.
Red List Criteria
Affinities: M. meronai. Relatively close to M. furcidens which is found in the same geographic setting in Côte d'Ivoire. A fractional spawner (Ref. 10605; 10606).
Modified from Bigorne (1990):
Teeth bicuspid. Dorsal origin at same level as anal or slightly behind. Dorsal with 23–29 rays and anal with 27–34. Lateral line with 50–65 scales and 12 around caudal peduncle. Uniform light brown coloration in alcohol.
Least Concern (LC)