|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Malapterurus beninensis Murray, 1855|
|Type Locality||Old Calabar River, Nigeria.|
|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.|
|Size||223mm or 8.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Distribution||Africa: coastal streams of Nigeria east of the Niger delta and in Cameroon as far east as Bipindi, including the Cross, Ndian, Sanaga and Lokunje or Lokoundié river basins.
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 Status||Least Concern|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh. v. 1, pp 20, Pl.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 03 06:36 (species record created: 2004 Apr 29 00:00)|