|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Microsynodontis hirsutus Ng, 2004|
|Type Locality||Ngomo creek, where it crosses Oyem-Minvoul road, 1°41'30.0''N, 11°39'18.9''E, Woleu-Ntem Province, Gabon.|
|Pronunciation||mike row sin oh don tiss|
|Etymology||Microsynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. From Latin, hirsutus, meaing hairy, in reference to the long tubercles on the head, giving the fish a hairy appearance.|
|Size||68mm or 2.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The genus Microsynodontis has an interrupted lateral line. The caudal fin is usually rounded or truncate, sometimes with a slight indent. There is a long adipose fin with no fin ray. Three pairs of barbels with the mandibular barbels branched.|
|Distribution||Africa: Ntem River, Gabon.
African Waters, Cameroon waters, Southern Cameroon Waters, Ntem (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|pH||5.0 - 5.0|
|Temperature||22.0-22.0°C or 71.6-71.6°F (Show species within this range)|
|Furniture||Found in a fast-flowing creek over a rock/pebble substrate.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa No. 531 pp20, Figs. 2a, 3a, 10|
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|Last Update||2019 Aug 24 06:48 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 12:51)|