Cat-eLog Right Mochokidae Right Mochokinae Right Microsynodontis

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Scientific Name Microsynodontis nasutus  Ng, 2004
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Type Locality Okano River on rapits 0.5 kilometers south of village of Na, 0°48'35''N, 11°38'47''E, Woleu-Ntem Province, Gabon.
Pronunciation mike row sin oh don tiss - nah sue tuss
Etymology Microsynodontis: From the Greek mikros, meaning small, and synodontis; in reference to the small size of members of this genus. From latin, nasatus meaning big nose, referring to the rather long snout of this species.
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Size 37mm or 1.5" 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: Ogowe River, Gabon.
African Waters, Gabon Waters, Ogowe (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 531, pp 32, Fig. 14.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 03 12:00 (species record created: 2006 Dec 24 12:51)