Mormyrus kannume commonly called the elephant snout fish or bottle nose locally called Kasulu in Luganda and in Lunyoro, Kasulubana
It has an elongated body, narrow and distinct caudal peduncle, small eyes covered by the skin, naked head, its skin thick and well supplied with mucus glands; small cycloid scales; and muscles of the caudal peduncle modified to form an electric organ, and the elephant-like snout. Dorsal head profile straight or somewhat curved, sloping steeply.
Widespread, all major lakes and rivers, Victoria and Murchison Nile. Demersal, inhabiting waters just above the bottom; widespread in both coastal and offshore waters and papyrus fringes.
Primarily insectivore, feeding on insect larvae particularly larval lake-flies (Chironomidae), with most feeding activity occurring at night. The largest specimen recorded was 100 cm long, but the size range of adult fish is usually between 40-60 cm. The adult of this species can give a strong electric shock.