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Scientific Name Chrysichthys acsiorum  Hardman, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Kajaga, Burundi, Lake Tanganyika, depth 30 meters.
Pronunciation cry sick thiss
Etymology Chrysichthys: From the Greek chrysos, meaning golden and ichthys, meaning fish; in reference to the golden-yellow color (of the type species, C. auratus). Named acsiorum after the All Catfish Species Inventory (ACSI, a research initiative to catalogue and describe the catfishes of the world).
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Size 243mm or 9.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Africa, Lake Tanganyika
African Waters, Western Rift Valley Lakes, Tanganyika (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Copeia 2008 (no. 1)
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Last Update 2011 Aug 31 07:35 (species record created: 2008 Apr 05 06:01)