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Scientific Name Bagrus meridionalis  Günther, 1894
Common Names Kampango Catfish
Kampango-malle (Denmark)
Type Locality Upper Shiré River, central Africa
Synonym(s) Porcus meridionalis
Pronunciation BAG russ
Etymology The generic name comes from the Mozarabic bagre, taken from the Greek pagros, meaning a fish (Dentex sp.). 
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Size 1500mm or 59.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: Endemic to Lake Malawi.
African Waters, Zambesi, Malawi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Feeding In nature this fish feeds on small cichlids at night.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1893 (pt 4), pp 626.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 12:42 (species record created: 2005 Jun 08 00:00)