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  • Parailia occidentalis
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Scientific Name Parailia occidentalis  (Pellegrin, 1901)
Common Name Dusky Glass Catfish
Type Locality Cape Lopez, Gabon.
Synonym(s) Ailia occidentalis, Physailia ansorgii, Physailia occidentalis, Physailia villiersi
Pronunciation Pah RAIL ee ah
Etymology The generic name comes from the Latin prefix par-, meaning equal and Ailia, a genus of schilbeid catfishes, in reference to the similarity between this genus and Ailia. 
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Size 70mm or 2.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification All species of this genus have no dorsal fin and are small being no larger than 150 mm SL.
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Distribution Africa: Ogowe, Congo, Quanza, Luculla, Chiloango.
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cuanza (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Chiloango (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Chiloango, Luculla (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Série 1) v. 7 (no. 7), pp 331.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 14 03:46 (species record created: 2001 Apr 26 00:00)