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Scientific Name Malapterurus oguensis  Sauvage, 1874
Common Name
Type Locality Ogôoué River at Duomé, Congo.
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 179mm or 7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: confined to Ogôoué basin, Gabon.
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Bulletin de la Société philomathique de Paris (7th Série) v. 3, pp99 [10].
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Last Update 2013 Feb 11 16:54 (species record created: 2006 Dec 25 01:02)