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  • Malapterurus beninensis
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Scientific Name Malapterurus beninensis  Murray, 1855
Common Name
Type Locality Old Calabar River, Nigeria.
Synonym(s) Malapterurus affinis
Pronunciation mah lah TERR oo russ
Etymology Malapterurus: From the Greek malakos, meaning soft, pteron, meaning fin and oura, meaning tail; presumably in reference to the adipose fin, which appears all the more prominent in the absence of the rayed dorsal fin. 
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Size 223mm or 8.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: distributed along the coastal plain of west and central Africa from the lower Volta River (Ghana) to the Shiloango system (Angola and Congo DR), and on the Island of Fernando Po.
African Waters, Cross (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, N dian (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Sanaga (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Lokunje (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 2019.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh. v. 1, pp 20, Pl.
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Last Update 2020 Sep 20 09:42 (species record created: 2004 Apr 29 00:00)