|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Bagrus meridionalis Günther, 1894|
|Common Name(s)||Kampango (English, Malawian), Kampango Cat|
|Type Locality||Upper Shiré River, central Africa|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Mozarabic bagre, taken from the Greek pagros, meaning a fish (Dentex sp.).|
|Size||1500mm (59.1") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi.
African Waters, Zambesi, Malawi (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Feeding||In nature this fish feeds on small cichlids at night.|
|References||Proc. Zool. Soc. Lond.1893 (pt 4) - pp626|
|Registered Keepers||(1) arapaima, (2) Norbert, (3) sarahswank, who also notes: "Very active species compared to a Channel Catfish. It is easily bullied by the channel, but much quicker despite being about the same size.".
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|Last Update||2012 Jul 29 19:12 (species record created: 2005 Jun 08 00:00)|