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Scientific NameAncharius griseus  Ng, HH & JS Sparks, 2005
Common Name
Type LocalityIhazofotsy River near Isalo, about 2-hour hike from Sakalama Village, 22°58'56''S, 47°22'07''E, Toliara Province, Madagascar.
Pronunciationan CHAR ee uss - griz ay uss
EtymologyFrom the Greek prefix anchi-, meaning near, and arius, a genus of marine catfishes, after its similarity to Arius
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Size 244mm or 9.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAfrica: Madagascar
African Waters, Madagascar waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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ReferencesNg, H.H. and J.S. Sparks, 2005. Revision of the endemic Malagasy catfish family Anchariidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes), with descriptions of a new genus and three new species.. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 16(4): 303-323.
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Last Update2014 Apr 27 12:53 (species record created: 2005 Nov 15 00:00)