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Jump to next section Summary of Auchenoglanis
Etymology Auchenoglanis: From the Greek, auchenos, meaning neck and glanis, meaning catfish; in reference to the long cranial shield.
Identification The genus is diagnosed on the basis of a unique combination of characters: a deep and broad skull, narrow mouth, reduced pramaxillary tooth patches, anterior nostrils on the upper lip, and three large nuchal plates, the first which is in close proximity to the rear of the supraoccipital- a bone on the dorsal side of the great foramen(opening) of the skull.
Size Smallest 203mm, largest 800mm, average 459mm, most commonly 800mm. All SL.
Species There are 9 "species" in the database
Keepers 6 species (66%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Auchenoglanis occidentalis (73.21%)
2. Auchenoglanis senegali (7.14%)
3. Auchenoglanis tanganicanus (7.14%)
4. Auchenoglanis wittei (5.36%)
5. Auchenoglanis biscutatus (5.36%)
6. Auchenoglanis tchadiensis (1.79%)

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