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Scientific Name Salvelinus gracillimus  Regan, 1909
Common Name
Type Locality Loch of Girlsta, Tingwall, Shetlands, U.K.
Etymology Named for the country of Gambia, its type locality.
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Size 290mm or 11.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General Remarks Considered to be a synonym of Synodontis schall by Lévêque et al. (1989: 120) and Paugy (in Lévêque et al., 1992:
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Distribution Africa: Niger, Chad, Gambia, Géba, Taja, Waange, Volta and Ouémé basins.
Temperature 22.0-28.0°C or 71.6-82.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Omnivore, feeds on algae, nymphs, arthropods and molluscs.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annals and Magazine of Natural History (Series 8) v. 3 (no. 13), pp 115, Fig. 2a.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 06 07:43 (species record created: 2004 Nov 27 00:00)