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Scientific Name Ancharius fuscus  Steindachner, 1880
Common Names Brown Gogo
Vahona
Type Locality Tohizona, Madagascar.
Synonym(s) Arius fuscus
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.
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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.
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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 Status Data Deficient
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Furniture Due to its rarity, husbandry information is unknown.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)