|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Ancharius fuscus Steindachner, 1880|
|Common Names||Brown Gogo
|Type Locality||Tohizona, Madagascar.|
|Pronunciation||an CHAR ee uss|
|Etymology||From the Greek prefix anchi-, meaning near, and arius, a genus of marine catfishes, after its similarity to Arius. The specific epithet comes from the Latin fuscus, meaning brown; in reference to its color.|
|Size||300mm or 11.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Maxillary barbel reaching beyond pectoral-fin base; pectoral fin reaching to base of pelvic fin.|
|General Remarks||Inhabits fairly swift-flowing streams with rocky bottoms.|
|Distribution||Southeastern Africa: rivers of the eastern coast of Madagascar.
African Waters, Madagascar waters, Eastern Madagascar Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2016.|
|Furniture||Due to its rarity, husbandry information is unknown.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Anzeiger der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Wien, Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Classe v. 17 (no. 19) (for 18 July 1880), pp 158.|
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|Last Update||2019 Sep 29 02:42 (species record created: 2003 Sep 22 00:00)|