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Jump to next section Summary of Parauchenoglanis
Etymology Parauchenoglanis: The Greek prefix para means near; in reference to the resemblance to Auchenoglanis.
Identification In all Parauchenoglanis the small eyes are not covered by a transparent skin (having a free border). The first dorsal spine is small, the second large and strong followed by seven branched fin rays (rarely eight). Pectoral fin with one spine and 7-8 branched rays, pelvic fin with six rays (of which five are branched), anal fin with 6-10 branched rays. Edge of caudal is straight or rounded.
Size Smallest 84mm, largest 411mm, average 270mm, most commonly 383mm. All SL.
Species There are 10 "species" in the database
Keepers 6 species (60%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Parauchenoglanis guttatus (31.58%)
2. Parauchenoglanis ngamensis (15.79%)
3. Parauchenoglanis pantherinus (15.79%)
4. Parauchenoglanis balayi (15.79%)
5. Parauchenoglanis monkei (10.53%)
6. Parauchenoglanis punctatus (10.53%)

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