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Scientific Name Malapterurus barbatus  Norris, 2002
Common Name
Type Locality Bagbe River at Yfin, Sewa River 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 Category Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Annales, Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Tervuren, Série in 8o, Sciences Zoologiques v. 289, pp 88, Figs. 47c, 49.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 11:27 (species record created: 2007 Oct 30 16:27)