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Scientific Name Malapterurus barbatus  Norris, 2002
Common Name
Type Locality Bagbe R. at Yfin, Sewa R. system, 8°42'N, 11°15'W, Sierra Leone.
Pronunciation mah lah TERR oo russ - bar bah tuss
Etymology Malapterurus: From the Greek malakos, meaning soft, pteron, meaning fin and oura, meaning tail; presumably in reference to the adipose fin, which appears all the more prominent in the absence of the rayed dorsal fin. 
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Size 215mm or 8.5" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa: from the Kolente River (Sierra Leone/Guinea) to the Borlor River (Liberia)
African Waters, Borlor (click on these areas to find other species found there)
African Waters, Kolente (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Near Threatened
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Koninklijk Mus. Midden-Afr. Tervuren 88 Figs. 47c, 49
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Last Update 2007 Nov 10 07:11 (species record created: 2007 Oct 30 16:27)