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  • Microsynodontis hirsutus
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Scientific Name Microsynodontis hirsutus  Ng, 2004
Common Name
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.
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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.
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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)
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Furniture Found in a fast-flowing creek over a rock/pebble substrate.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 531, pp 20, Figs. 2a, 3a, 10.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 03 12:00 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 12:51)