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Scientific Name Gogo brevibarbis  (Boulenger, 1911)
Common Names Gogo
Vahona, Vaona
Type Locality Ambohimanga, Fianarantsao Province, Madagascar, 20°52'S, 47°36'E.
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 250mm or 9.8" 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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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2016.
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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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Reference Catalogue of the fresh-water fishes of Africa v. 2, pp 380, Fig. 294.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 16 01:04 (species record created: 2003 Oct 08 00:00)