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Scientific Name Gogo brevibarbis  (Boulenger, 1911)
Common Names Gogo
Vahona, Vaona
Type Locality Ambohimango, Madagascar.
Synonym(s) Ancharius brevibarbis, Arius brevibarbis
Pronunciation brev EE bar buss
Etymology The specific epithet comes from the Latin brevis, meaning short and barba, meaning beard; in reference to its short barbels.
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Size 200mm or 7.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Maxillary barbel not reaching beyond pectoral-fin base; pectroal fin not reaching to base of pelvic fin.
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Distribution 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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Feeding Due to its rarity, husbandry information is unknown.
Furniture Inhabits fairly swift-flowing streams with rocky bottoms.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Cat. Fresh-water Fish. Africa.v. 2 - pp380 - Fig. 294
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Last Update 2014 Feb 02 21:16 (species record created: 2003 Oct 08 00:00)