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Scientific Name Schilbe marmoratus  Boulenger, 1911
Common Name
Type Locality Sankuru R. at Kondu, Kasai, Zaire.
Synonym(s) Schilbe congolensis
Pronunciation skill bee - mar mor at uss
Etymology The specific epithet comes from the Latin marmor, meaning marble, in reference to the mottled coloration.
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Size 220mm or 8.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification .

Distinguished by its mottled coloration and lack of an adipose fin.
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Distribution Known from the Shiloango and Congo River drainages.
African Waters, Chiloango (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Congo (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
pH 5.8 - 7.2
Temperature 20.0-27.0°C or 68-80.6°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Not a fussy eater. Will take all manner of prepared and live/frozen foods. Will definitely eat smaller fishes.
Furniture Provide plenty of driftwood and vegetation for it to hide in.
Compatibility This is a fairly peaceful species that coexists well with other fishes as long as they are not too small to be eaten.
Breeding Not reported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Monatsber. Gesell. Luxemburg. Naturf. N. S.v. 5 - pp222
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Last Update 2005 Nov 13 00:00 (species record created: 2004 Feb 27 00:00)