|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Malapterurus minjiriya Sagua, 1987|
|Type Locality||Lake Kainji, lower Niger River basin, 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||1020mm or 40.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Body with moderately to very large black spots irregularly scattered. Compared to M. electricus, its oral tooth bands are much larger.|
|Distribution||Africa: known from lower Niger basin, White Nile, and Omo. Probably in Chad basin but has not been collected here.
African Waters, Nigeria Waters, Niger, Lower Niger (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Nile, Upper Nile, White Nile (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Eastern Rift Valley Lakes, Turkana, Omo (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 2006.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Journal of Fish Biology v. 30 (no. 1), pp 78, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 03 06:36 (species record created: 2006 Aug 01 09:08)|